Over 150 people from Thumbivadi panchayat, submitted petitions to Collector S. Jayandhi on Wednesday alleging that they were not provided work under the extended MGNREGS for the past one week. The petitioners claimed that the people of the village were segregated into two groups of around 300 members each and while one group was given work and wages, the other group was denied work. When asked, panchayat officials had told them that work was not available and funds were not forthcoming. That was the reason for not giving them any work, the petitioners alleged.

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