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Maya impact: Govt orders fixing of drainage system in Ambedkar villages

Following the Chief Minister Mayawati expressing her dissatisfaction over the unavailability of drains and poor drainage system in some of the Ambedkar villages.

Following the Chief Minister Mayawati expressing her dissatisfaction over the unavailability of drains and poor drainage system in some of the Ambedkar villages,the government has directed divisional commissioners and district magistrates to ensure the system is set in all the 2,224 villages selected as Ambedkar villages in 2010-11. The government has set the deadline of March 31 for completion of these works.

In an order sent to district authorities,the government has stated that divisional commissioners and district magistrates would be held accountable for implementation of the order.

During her ongoing tour of the state,the Chief Minister has made it a point to inspect development works in at least one Ambedkar village,slums,government hospital,police station and a school. In her recent visit of certain districts,Mayawati had expressed dissatisfaction over unavailability of Cement Concrete (CC) drains as well as Kerb and Channel (KC) drains in some of the Ambedkar villages.

As the CM had warned that she could visit the villages again after a few months,the top government officials have directed the district authorities to ensure availability of drainage system along the roads on a priority basis in all those villages that were selected as Ambedkar village in fiscal 2010-11.

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The state government selects certain villages with substantial Dalit population and declares them as Ambedkar village. This entitles these villages to basic amenities like roads,drains,power and health facilities on a priority basis. The government provides up to Rs 60 lakh for development of CC and RC drains in each Ambedkar village.

“Drains have been developed in almost all the Ambedkar villages. But in some Ambedkar villages,the CM had found that drains along the Cement Concrete (CC) roads were incomplete. District authorities have been directed to complete these works positively by March 31,” said Balvinder Kumar,Principal Secretary,Ambedkar Gram Sabha Vikas Department.