“You deserve all appreciation….” is how the Madurai District Collector Anshul Mishra and his team received encomiums through Facebook for their transparent and swift action against erring granite operators.
The Facebook account, which was started a couple of months ago by the Collector, has been receiving plenty of inputs from the public, ranging from suggestions to complaints. Some use it for thanking the officials on completion of their work as well.
For instance, some of them use the Facebook route for seeking a fresh ration card. Some others say, “I am waiting for getting the new ration card applied months back.” There are grievances about drainage problems, on poor stock in ration shops. The list goes on and on. Some public even narrate the traffic problems faced by them on the city roads and offer alternatives.
Apart from civic issues, the public also write about the need to preserve heritage sites in ancient Madurai. In this connection, with firm action against the erring granite mining sector coming in, the public through Facebook have hailed the Collector and Superintendent of Police V. Balakrishnan as ‘real life heroes’. “We normally see such action only in movies…but you (officers) all have proved your sincerity and commitment by exposing the illegal mining to the tax paying public.”
There were also a couple of bouquets for the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. A person recalled how the AIADMK leader had kept up her promise. “Respected Madam, you had (in your election manifesto) mentioned to bring to book all those who had cheated or looted the government. After cleaning up those involved in land grab, you have now taken up granite in your hands. Thank you, madam, for your upright and sincere effort. Let the government take over the granite business. Run profitably with able officers…” were some of the suggestions written in the Facebook.
The page created by the Collector has been getting plenty of inputs