The Primary and secondary school students of Madho Longra Basti in Jaarigim village of Shankargarh development block are facing a peculiar hardship as a consequence the relentless rains in Chhattisgarh. It is an everyday struggle for the students of the village in the district, as they are forced to cross a river on foot to reach their schools.
According to reports, often the parents of these school students carry them on their shoulders to brave the streams of the overflowing river and drop them to schools. Locals blame politicians for not fulfilling their promises and claim that they have to walk miles for the medical treatment as well, owing to the unavailability of appropriate facilities in the vicinity.
"Leaders only come here during the time of elections. They made fake promises and go away. They do not even look in this side after winning the polls," said a local.
Vivek Sharma, a school teacher told ANI that the future of the children is at stake as they are not able to attend classes due to heavy rains and poor connectivity. "Fewer children are taking admission in the school because of connectivity issues. We have informed the higher authorities about the same. They are yet to take any action on the same," he added.
Apart from Balrampur, several isolated places over Chhattisgarh have also been affected due to heavy downpour in the region from the past couple of days. The heavy rainfall has caused water-logging in many areas forcing residents to move out from the low lying areas.
Earlier, in a bizarre case of wrongful billing, locals in a village in Chhatisgarh's Balrampur district, on Saturday, received bills from the electricity supply board, in spite of having no electric supply, according to ANI. The locality named Pateri Para is in Sanawal village in the Balrampur district. Speaking to ANI, locals have stated that there is no electricity supplied to the entire area forcing residents to cook in the dark and children to study in the dark. They claim that they have been sent bills, but not supplied with power.
(with ANI inputs)