Visakhapatnam

Tribal people stage novel protest

Connectivity woes: The government had sanctioned ₹15 crore for construction of a BT road but the work has not been started.   | Photo Credit: K.R. Deepak

Tribal people of various hamlets, in Anantagiri mandal in the Agency area of the district, who laid kutcha roads with 'shramdaan' staged a novel protest near the Gandhi statue, seeking immediate laying of BT roads. The participants wearing ‘adda’ leaves and carrying ‘dolis’ staged the protest. Later, they went in a rally to the Collectorate. As many as 300 tribal people of eight villages formed a 15-km kutcha road. The government had sanctioned ₹15 crore for construction of a BT road but the work has not been started to this day. They demanded immediate commencement of the work.

They sought sanction of funds for laying of a BT road for the 8-km kutcha road constructed with ‘shramdan’ recently at Jajulabandha of Koyyuru mandal.

A memorandum was submitted to the Collector on the demands.

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