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People of Harijanwada locality took out a procession and staged a dharna

  • About 100 activists congregated on the premises of the Deputy Commissioner's office
  • `Only one aganwadi centre is there for a population of over 35,000'

    RAICHUR: Residents of the Harijanwada locality in Raichur city took out a procession and staged a dharna here on Tuesday demanding that the district administration open more anganwadi centres in the locality and take steps to improve basic amenities. About 100 activists, led by Ramanjaneyalu, president of the Zilla Taruna Bharata Sangha took out a procession from Harijanwada locality and staged a dharna on the premises of the Deputy Commissioner's office.

    They said people residing in the locality had been denied basic amenities and only one aganwadi centre was made available for a population of over 35,000. The city municipality had failed to provide basic amenities, while the Government had not initiated any steps to provide houses under the Ashraya scheme. There was no attempt to improve amenities in primary and secondary schools in the locality, they added. They urged the Government to open more anganwadi centres in the locality, build a Jagjivan Ram Kalyana Mantap and three toilets in the locality.

    They demanded ration cards for all residents and asked that land be allocated for a cremation ground. Health facilities for women at the primary health centre must be improved and the city municipality should repair roads and drains in the locality. They submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Tushar Girinath urging him to fulfil their demands.

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