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Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga hasn’t played a T20 match since April 6, Aditya Roy Kapur,Kunal Kapoor and Angad Bedi and will release on November 25 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe decline in India’s GDP growth and the slowdown in key sectors has triggered a raucous debate about the state of India’s economy The discourse while not lacking in entertainment mostly fails to tackle a key question central to the debate: if demonetisation and GST have been suicidal missions for the Indian economy why did Narendra Modi shoot himself in the foot Why did Modi initiate steps that have grounded the economy and seems to have eroded considerably his political capital Which politician does that The middle class is said to be BJP’s core constituency Anecdotal evidence suggests it is deeply disappointed and even angry with Modi WhatsApp groups that had elevated the prime minister to almost demi-god status are brimming with indignation If we accept that Modi isn’t a daft politician (even his staunchest opponents will agree) there’s a need then to address this logical inconsistency in the criticism against him and his handling of the economy File image of Narendra Modi PTI To do that we must recognise that Modinomics is intrinsically tied to his politics and we cannot understand the former if we see it in isolation The prime minister’s speech on Monday for instance the 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was all about cleanliness A man of symbolism Modi was well aware that the occasion also marks the third anniversary of his flagship ‘clean India’ initiative Calling it a "people’s movement" Modi likened the Swacchh Bharat Abhiyan to Satyagraha and termed the participants ‘Swachhagrahis’ Beyond the obvious attempt to use Gandhi as a totem for his pet project and the not-so-subtle pitch to be considered as the ‘father of New India’ Modi’s focus on cleanliness was apparent In little over three years in power Modi government has shown a figurative and literal obsession with cleanliness On Sunday urban Maharashtra was declared open defecation free This hurry to erect a nationwide sanitation framework and push for a mass behavioral change has bordered on impracticality at times The public-shaming strategy has invited charges of insensitivity Modi is evidently convinced of the efficacy of his policy and has shown an unflinching ability to stay the course In this social theorist Ashish Nandy detects an inferiority complex but that doesn’t adequately explain the single-minded fixation nor does it explain why this ‘clean India’ campaign is as much an economic strategy as it is an infrastructural push Demonetisation and the implementation of GST are much better understood if we place these deeply disruptive moves within the ‘cleanliness’ paradigm Modi interpreted the 2014 win as not only a mandate to build a ‘cleaner India’ but also to (and necessarily) clean up India’s economy And he evidently believed that nothing less than a shock therapy will be enough to cleanse the system Never to hold back on criticism against Modi or his policies Pratap Bhanu Mehta had writtenin The Indian Express last year the day after demonetisation was announced "It would be churlish not to recognise that it comes from the prime minister’s depth of conviction and sincerity But that is exactly its danger What it threatens to institutionalise is a new kind of politics This is politics as a vast morality play whose three central elements are personification puritanism and punitive imagination" Modi distressed the economy through the currency ban and before it could recover inflicted another disruptive GST with missionary zeal Such audaciousness makes policymaking less of an administrative and more of a religious act and Modi couldn’t have taken these steps had he not believed that he was introducing morality in theeconomy where honest taxpayers are rewarded and tax evaders are punished Modinomics stripped of the ambient noise is a binary And the prime minister has made a choice He has prioritised transparency ‘cleanliness’ and formalisation of the economy over the pursuit of faster growth at the risk of courting a slowdown and this purification exercise is a reactionary step against faster growth that fell into disrepute and corruption that haunted UPA 2 in its dying years P Chidambaram mayclaim that UPA handed a golden chalice to Modi but not even his own leader believes him In his recent tour of the US Rahul Gandhi admitted that Congress had stopped working by 2010-11 and that it had been a failure on the jobs front The UPA’s mishandling of the economy had created such a vicious cycle that to sustain or improve upon the trajectory of growth the government would have had to close its eyes to massive institutionalised corruption In his rebuttal to Yashwant Sinha’s scathing indictment of the Indian economy in Modi regime Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar who served with Sinha in the parliamentary committee on finance writes in The Indian Express "The UPA had left behind a broken economy: over 12 quarters of successive GDP decline 24 quarters of rising inflation a record Current Account Deficit of $400 billion fiscal profligacy declining capital formation flight of foreign investors and scam-inspired plummeting of investor confidence a banking system wrecked by years of politically-directed lending a tenth of the jobs created by NDA 1 an economic model that created jobless growth corrupt crony capitalism of the worst kind (written by Raghuram Rajan himself) a cash and high-denomination note dominant economy that was in turn inflating asset prices and a dysfunctional administration…" Modi has faced a lot of flak for a three-year low of 57 percent GDP growth following a sub-par 61 percent in the previous quarter and critics have panned him for the pincer attack (GST and demonetisation) on the economy Modi’s steps (ballsy or nutty depending on one’s political inclination) arose out of a belief that people want him to stop big corruption Some commentators feel that Modi shouldn’t have prioritised "cleanliness" over speedbecause India is at a stage of development where it can afford some corruption but not slow growth This is a question of priority The price for this ‘swacchh economy’ drive has been a near-recessionary cycle In his zeal for plugging the black money loopholes Modi has prevented investors from accessing easy money through the shell network The Centre has already cancelledthe registration of 1 lakh shell companies while 37000 other such firms have been identified In September the finance ministry said that bank accounts of 209032 suspected shell companies have been frozen to prevent illegal transactions and tax evasion As R Jagannathan writes in Swarajyamag "The capital crunch resulting from this new normal where surpluses for fresh investment have to be generated largely through normal profits and market expansion is a big reason for slow revival… India Inc is still to adjust to this new normal especially since they can’t anymore count on friendly bankers and political influence to gold-plate projects and generate their own equity contributions from this capital cushion" Whether Modi should have initiated such deep structural reforms that are politically noxious and economically counterproductive in the short-to-medium term but beneficial in the long run is debatable There is a need to allay the troubles of those who have been affected by the shoddiness on theimplementation side There is also a case to be made that GST is far from being ‘one-nation one-tax’ that Modi has touted it to be But the core argument against Modi that he mishandled the economy is unsupported by data If anything he has done what few politicians dare to do By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 29 2017 2:48 am Raosaheb Danve (Files) Top News Bharatiya Janata Party’s Maharashtra chief Raosaheb Danve’s visit to senior Congress leader Narayan Rane’s residence during Ganeshotsav festivities on Sunday night has once again triggered speculation about Rane’s likely induction into the BJP Incidentally Danve’s visit came on a day when BJP national president Amit Shah was in Mumbai Senior sources in the BJP confirmed that the topic of Rane’s induction was discussed during the meeting held by Shah with senior state BJP leaders during his visit to the city Earlier Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had visited Rane’s residence While Danve said that he had visited Rane’s residence on the occasion of Ganeshotsav festivities and the CM too had adopted a similar line earlier sources said that the induction was discussed Rane a former Chief Minister is angling for berths for his sons in the BJP too Meanwhile sources said Shah held deliberations with the Chief Minister over the Maharashtra cabinet reshuffle among other issues For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: August 31 2016 12:03 am Top News The cover story in Organiser ‘Learning from Rio’ says “Bharatiya athletes tried their best in Rio de Janeiro Olympics despite various difficulties but were unable to succeed against the superb preparedness of the players of other countries” “The Rio Olympics has once again highlighted the neglect of our players by the authorities” it says noting that “some players said in exasperation that their struggles on field were less gruesome as compared to what they faced off the Olympic arena” It points out that “the Bharatiya team’s chief medical officer wasn’t a specialist in sports medicine” but was “a radiologist” “The most shocking incident took place on August 15 Bharat’s Independence Day” when the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports had arranged a grand reception for the athletes “Expectedly they were looking for a sumptuous Bharatiya fare” but “they were served cold drinks and a few peanuts” It notes that “desi sports not just cricket should be popularised with the involvement of leaders stars and corporates” Noting that “our scriptures and mythological descriptions are full of trained wrestlers archers and swordsmen” it emphasises that “our Vanvasi children and youths can run so fast that they will be able to grab Olympic medals with due training and guidance” Not a fair deal An article in Panchjanya comments on the “favourable treatment” Urdu gets in government schools while Hindi remains neglected The teachers who teach “important subjects like maths Hindi and science” work for more hours but get less salary as compared to those who teach Urdu which has just “a handful of students” the article claims It blames the “divisive mentality” of the Congress which during the UPA rule made this arrangement and 3600 teachers holding temporary posts in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas “became its victims” In March 2014 the HRD ministry had issued a directive which reduced the salary of those who teach Hindi science and maths by 30 per cent while the salary of those who teach Urdu to just 10 to 20 children for mere two hours a day was doubled The “discriminatory step was taken to please Muslim voters” before the 2014 elections Since then these teachers have been running from pillar to post for justice When central and state governments are increasing minimum wages lowering the salary of contractual teachers amounts to insulting them “How can we expect that these humiliated teachers would be able to hone the future generation of the country” it asks Rahul and Gandhi The editorial in Organiser slams the Congress “especially the Gandhi scion who claims the leadership of the party only on the basis of birth” The Congress attempts “to create fear psychosis through divisive politics instead of fighting for the political space on the basis of issues and programmes” it says Slamming Rahul Gandhi for linking the RSS with the Mahatma Gandhi’s murder it says “the series of u-turns and the dubious stand on key issues” depict the “despicable state of affairs” of the Congress “The reality is” it says that Rahul Gandhi has been making such statements “right from the day he realised his political standing in front of Bharatiya voters” “Court and commissions have already acquitted the RSS in the Gandhi assassination case” it says claiming that “the real issue is whether politics of national interest based on issues policies and programmes with collective decision making should determine the life of billion people or we want to sustain with the politics of division and nepotism by a select few” “The party which claims the legacy of Independence struggle was obviously expected to stand firm on the issue of nationalism” but “unfortunately as the party became bigger than nation” the family became more important than the party Compiled by Ashutosh Bhardwaj For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsGujarat especially the northern and western parts received heavy rainfall this year Over 10000 people from rural and urban areas of the state have been displaced due to floods PTIWritten by Yasser Arafath | Updated: July 19 2016 8:28 am Genghis Khan was not only a ruthless ruler but also a destroyer of various Muslim powers and Islamic institutions across Transoxiana in the early 13th century Top News “If they don’t read Shivaji they end up reading Genghis Khan” the former Minister of State for Human Resource Development Ram Shankar Katheria said at Lucknow University Katheria also made it very clear that “there will be saffronisation of education and the country… if that is good for the nation” This remark cannot be taken as an exception One can with full conviction say that they are part of Hindutva’s design to create binaries — the staple diet of any extreme political ideology that feeds on adversarial social relations The minister was following a larger agenda However what has not been noticed in this context is his complete ignorance of the identity and history of Genghis Khan the ruthless conqueror who stamped his authority over a large part of Central Asia and China in the 13th century The minister apparently took the Mongolian warlord for a Muslim and set him up against Shivaji the 17th century Maratha ruler who to a great extent has been appropriated by the Hindutva forces Genghis Khan was not only a ruthless ruler but also a destroyer of various Muslim powers and Islamic institutions across Transoxiana in the early 13th century He was a shamanic practitioner and his beliefs had a strong tinge of popular Buddhism —though the ways in which Buddhism influenced the Mongolian warlord have been contested at different levels The political polemic of the minister silenced the fact that Muslim communities across Transoxiana suffered the most at the hands of Khan The minister’s rhetoric is a part of a project which promotes what Hindutva claims as the “real history” With a long history of its own this project has begun to increasingly romanticise the martial aspect of certain communities that are expected to join Hindutva given the changing social and political scenarios in different parts of the country With a new agenda of inventing a martial India the narratives of new textbooks revolve around combats and masculinity Such valourised/romanticised histories are part of the school curricula in BJP-ruled states: Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat What is worrying is that these textbooks have now become serious instruments for the proliferation of communal tensions in north India Researches on violence in north India show that the new history textbooks play a major role in the construction of communal violence in many micro-regions in north Indian states Once textualised Hindutva’s invented histories are popularised by various groups like the Akhil Bharatiya Ithihas Sankalan Yojana and Institute for Rewriting Indian History Organisations under the aegis of RSS like the Rashtra Sevika Samiti and Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas propagate such histories “for national resurrection” Under the ex-HRD minister Smriti Irani the Hindutva brigade used research institutes like the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) for carrying out its agenda The appointment of P Sudarshana Rao — his only contribution to history remains the discovery of the “exact year of the Kurukshetra War” — as the chairman of ICHR was ridiculed by the international community of historians The attack on emperor Ashoka in Bappa Raval the mouth piece of Rajasthan Vanavasi Kalyan Parishad an RSS-afilliate body is the latest in the same project Ashoka is blamed for “turning the entire empire into a giant monastery for promoting Buddhism” The article criticises “Buddhist monks for propagating seditious senseless anti-India ideas among their disciples” Two things are to be noted here Ashoka does not fit into Hindutva’s masculine idea that is replete with a sense of conquests and colonisation; he is seen as effeminate and de-masculinisedThe depiction of Buddhism as “enemy” is far removed from the assertion of subaltern communities that resist caste violence by converting to Buddhism Empirically verifiable Indian history questions the logic of binaries and helps unravel the mysteries of the past But the present political establishment wants to harp on an atmosphere of animosity which hate histories create; the generation that grows up reading such history will want to take “revenge” It is difficult to say if the elevation of Prakash Javadekar as the new HRD minister would change the situation We may see more saffronisation — perhaps in a more sophisticated and less boisterous manner The writer teaches the Department of History University of Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUpdated: July 29 2015 5:36 pm A P J Abdul Kalam Related News The total land area of India is around 33 million square km with 7000 km of coastline The altitude of the country varies from the sea level to 8600 meters The entire area is spread into deserts hilltops mountains sea shores islands valleys and plains Out of the billion-plus population in the country 70 per cent live in 600000 villages We need a societal transformation and sustainable development for our growth These two aspects are realisable in a time-bound manner only through a knowledge society which alone will empower the entire nation India has the potential to become a knowledge society Electronic and knowledge connectivity is the key to realise this goal Connecting a billion people throws up multiple challenges Share This Article Related Article When the world was moving from the industrial to information and knowledge era we witnessed a changing pattern in the sectoral share of GDP and the number of people employed in each sector The percentage of people employed in agriculture has come down between 1979 and 2005 from 64 to 54 per cent Simultaneously the percentage of people employed in manufacturing has gone up from 15 to 19 per cent and in the service sector from 20 to 27 per cent This trend has to continue and by 2020 our employment pattern should aim at 44 per cent in agriculture 21 per cent in manufacturing and 35 per cent in service sectors The displacement of 10 per cent people from agriculture sector has to be facilitated through skill enabling for undertaking value-added tasks in the rural enterprises so that migration to urban areas is reduced Instead of persons from rural areas going to urban towns in search of jobs in manufacturing and services sectors Pura (Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas) facilitates the creation of employment in rural areas itself Pura achieves this by providing physical electronic and knowledge connectivities to a cluster of villages thereby leading to their economic connectivity and prosperity The core of empowerment for prosperity of one billion people is the connectivity and partnership between governmental and multiple institutions in the public and private domains The strength of this partnership for collaborative growth and economic prosperity is facilitated by the free flow of knowledge and information in a seamless manner cutting across levels and boundaries embracing all walks of life in the three sectors of the economy: agriculture manufacturing and services In the proposed model the inter-connectivity between these three sectors of the economy is brought about by four grids: namely the knowledge grid rural grid health grid and governance grid Each grid is a system of multiple portals India is now in the process of creating virtual universities and institutions for knowledge-sharing dissemination and reuse While it is known that virtual universities provide us with technologies of the future and the most economic way of scaling high-quality education in the country they are no substitute to campus-based education The challenge before the virtual universities is to provide the best of both worlds In this process we could plan an optimum mix of direct contact hours between students and teachers and also amongst students themselves These interactions should also be used as a platform to excite students to take to learning in the new paradigm In the world of virtual universities equitable access to all its participants is the primary goal The three phases of learning are the lectures library and laboratories They require increasing bandwidth from a few hundred kilobytes for the lectures to a few megabytes for the formal digital libraries and the informal world of knowledge from the internet to gigabits of connectivity for remote laboratories in the world of high-precision science and engineering As bandwidth becomes cheaper and available in abundance universities should be able to run remote instruments and facilities as complex as nuclear magnetic resonance and wind tunnels This will ultimately provide equitable access to the entire education system beyond just the lectures and the lecturers Thus bandwidth is the demolisher of imbalances and a great leveller in the knowledge society Now I would like to discuss the health grid Through its Insat network Isro has connected 25 major hospitals in the mainland From there they are providing telemedicine connectivity to remote areas including our islands The mission of telemedicine is gaining momentum and will spread to all the equipped primary health centres in the country medical colleges and research institutions in due course We need to establish a health grid connecting the various healthcare institutions with regard to the super-speciality and general medicine areas Also healthcare-training institutes and medical research institutions must be networked to the health grid This will enable unique case studies and experiences to be exchanged Now I would like to take up the e-governance grid Good governance is being recognised as an important goal by many countries across the world An important dimension of the internet’s potential is the possibility of providing services anytime anywhere Citizens are being perceived as customers and clients I visualise an election scenario where a candidate files his nomination from a particular constituency Immediately the election officer verifies his authenticity from the national citizen ID database His education credentials come from the university records His track record of employment comes from various employers with whom he had worked His income and wealth resources come from the income tax department and other sources His property record comes from land registration authorities across the country His credit history comes from various credit institutions like banks His civic consciousness and citizenship behaviour comes from the police crime record His legal track records come from the judicial system All the details arrive at the computer terminal of the election officer within a few seconds automatically by the act of e-governance software agents which crawl across the various state and Central government web service directories through the network grid and collect the information automatically and present the facts in real-time without any bias The election officer sitting at the remote block of the country decides on the spot and the election process starts Voters vote from home through virtual polling booths For providing knowledge connectivity to the Pura complexes village knowledge centres will act as the frontline delivery system I visualise the establishment of a village knowledge centre in the village panchayat to empower the villagers with knowledge and to act as a local centre for knowledge connectivity within the overall framework of Pura The village knowledge centre should provide the essential data required for the targeted population such as farmers fishermen craftsmen traders businessmen entrepreneurs unemployed youth and students It has to be acquired by visiting the village talking to the rural people by understanding their requirement and core competence Meteorological data for farmers and fishermen has to be area specific Local relevance of information offered is essential To maximise the synergy between the grids leading to maximisation of the GDP and productivity there is a need for inter-grid connectivities which may be called the societal grid Knowledge-sharing utilisation and reuse is vital by all constituents of the society for promoting non-linear growth For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shivani Naik | Glasgow | Updated: August 22 2017 11:23 am Kimdabi Srikanth won his opening match in Glasgow (Source: Reuters) Top News Satwiksairaj Rankireddy was told in no uncertain terms when he arrived from his long US flight last month that the World Championships meant he wasn’t allowed to be jet-lagged and not permitted to take off on Sundays Good fortune had come their way when second-string doubles pairings from Thailand Malaysia and Indonesia opted to head to the South-East Asian Games instead of the World Championships Chinese Taipei — another buzzing team — were ensuring their World Universiade tally looked pretty at home It opened up spots for Indians on the fringe to make a mark at the World Championships For some time now it has been apparent that Satwik is the most exciting talent on India’s doubles scene but his coaches knew he needed fortitude to go with that slice of fortune He was pulled out from a tournament in New Zealand a month ago and packed off half a world away to another scenic country in the northern hemisphere to be better prepared There was a price to pay: “They cancelled all my Sundays for a month We trained everyday” the teenage sensation known for his pulverising doubles attack had said prior to leaving for the Worlds His potential has been the talk of the town but what wasn’t known was his crackling chemistry with K Maneesha a feisty if much weaker mixed doubles partner in the pairing The two ranked 77 on the circuit currently have played alongside each other for many years And they lit up Day 1 of the World Championships for India with a mini-upset 24-22 21-17 win over Hong Kong’s World No 51 Tam Chun Hei and NG Tsz Yau It was a stomping display from the two who bullied their opponents into submission after trailing 13-18 in the opening game picking up their tempo in the big moments There’s a refreshing honesty to this pair that concedes that not playing together for a few months worked brilliantly for them “Good we didn’t play or we would have been fighting with each other” Satwik said after the exciting 44-minute scrap-off Satwik is tall powerful attacking and has improved his game manifolds after coach Kim Tan Her coaxed him to stop playing in juniors and focus on seniors instead Suddenly he was at the Thomas Cup and Sudirman Cup and Super Series a quick learner lapping up all the experience and pace that the opportunity provided He would play one of the best matches of his short career with India’s top doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponappa — a combination that offers much hope in the coming days But at the Worlds he was paired with Maneesha a smaller player with a gutsy temperament and clever brain but physically not amongst the strongest With Satwik having zoomed off in the elevator and Maneesha though his senior playing in the lower tiers of the game frustration would set in when the two were compelled to play together “She irritates me a lot because her serve had gone very weak and it is difficult to adjust to a girl who is making mistakes” Satwik says with exasperation “but she’s taught me patience in life” Ashwini had been a steadier partner not prone to errors and Maneesha needed to prop up her serve and defence “But she worked very hard — almost 4-5 hours just on her serve” he says The duo had lost to the same pairing in Malaysia earlier in the year and the pressure was on the Indians Sweating on Sundays was about to yield returns “Our endurance conditioning for a month was a lot of track running — 10 rounds of 400m every single day just to help us last this level” Satwik had said India’s modest doubles teams needed the base work to give themselves a chance of making the most of the gaping draws The Indians would trail by 5 points looking like exiting early on Monday before Maneesha got sturdier in defence and began rediscovering the front-court understanding she’s shared with Satwik for years The pair operates on a basic plan — Maneesha sets up the kills for her junior partner and his big smash does the rest “My strength is Satwiksairaj” Maneesha said when asked what part of her game worked on the day “I just create openings and he finishes points” The 21-year-old did more than that — of course Displaying immense control on the net and fine acceleration of speed while finding the gaps Maneesha would put the Hong Kong pair under pressure even as Satwik worked the angles and executed the kills The Indians would roar back from a 18-20 deficit in the first game and take the three crucial points after levelling at 21-all to display a fighting temperament Pumping fists and rotating at the net the Indians would keep their opponents under the pump and take an early lead in the second Keeping their nerve as they grabbed the momentum the duo would finish off with greater verve in the second to move into Round 2 at their maiden Worlds “It’s on my serve that we won the last point” Maneesha would say after Satwik had badgered her through the month about the weak spot in her game Besides inadvertently boosting his patience Maneesha might well have helped Satwik express himself more on court “She shouts at me for not shouting enough and showing aggression I like playing quietly But today I joined in as well” he says For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Karan Arora | Vaibhav Pal Panchkula | Published: June 29 2017 11:54 am A warning board near the nullah where six-year-old Sameer drowned at Indira Colony in Panchkula and ((right) condition of the area on Wednesday Jaipal Singh Top News NINE DAYS have gone since six-year-old Sameer Ahmed was washed away in a nullah at Indira Colony but the authorities have not learnt any lesson and chances of a repeat of such incidents haunt the area Though local authorities claimed that the work on fencing of the nullah to prevent people from entering it has begun it has been progressing at a snail’s pace They admitted that there was no immediate solution to this problem in view of the upcoming monsoon apart from issuing verbal and written advisories to local residents On June 19 Sameer Ahmed has washed away in the nullah overflowing due to heavy rain and his body was recovered at Dera Bassi on June 20 Local councillor Kanta Devi said “As far as fencing is concerned the administration has been facing major problems because of the illegal houses that have come up on one side of the nullah Though installation work of small pillars has started a month back it will take the time to complete The administration has announced that it would build houses for the residents of Indira Colony Panchkula but that will take years” Mohammad Shakir a relative of Ahmed said although the tehsildar had assured them of completing fencing within three days nothing happened However the situation at Kharak Mangoli village near river Ghaggar is also not much different from Indira Colony Residents of Kharak Mangoli claimed that rainwater enters their houses every monsoon in the absence of a proper drainage system “The drain is choked for the past 40 years Before the election every party promises a proper drainage system to get votes but nothing happens in the end” rued Rajendra Pandey a resident of Kharak Mangoli “The drainage issue is severe and the authorities must wake up to the miserable situation since the overflowing water from the drain during monsoon enters the houses which is not only a matter of hygiene but health issues” added Reshma a resident Not only has the village been facing drainage issues but also acute water shortage for the past 15 years since they have never been given water connections The few pipelines for this purpose have been provided by the public health department but they cater to just 25 per cent of the village The remaining 75 per cent depends on a single water tanker sent by HUDA whenever available With population increasing in the village it is becoming extremely difficult to survive without water connection due to which frequent fights take place Anil Kumar who works at the district courts in Panchkula said “The issue of overflowing drain water entering the houses had been brought up at the grievances meeting but no action has been taken yet The condition of the village is not favourable to survive since the residents don’t have access to the most basic necessity which is water” Efforts were made to contact area councillor Vinod Aggarwal but in vain Also the residents added that theft and burglaries have soared as nobody pays attention to the village Concern over naked wires missing boxes As pre-monsoon showers begin naked electric wires and missing wire boxes remain a serious concern in Panchkula and neighbouring areas including Manimajra At the dividing road of Sector 11 and Sector 14 17-year-old Deepak Kumar was electrocuted in Panchkula on June 17 At Manimajra a 17-year-old was electrocuted near the bus stand on June 22 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top News

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