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Tuem gram sabha raises volley of questions on electronic city

Pernem: The Tuem gram sabha on Sunday was adjourned for the fourth time, after the panchayat members failed to answer questions raised by the local.As soon as the gram sabha commenced, villagers raised volley of questions on the proposed electronic project in Tuem leaving the sarpanch and panchas speechless resulting in the adjournment of gram sabha for the fourth time.A villager sought to know from the panchayat whether the proposed electronic city in the village has the capacity to generate thousands jobs and whether the locals would get 80 percent of the jobs as promised by the government. Replying to the question, Sarpanch Prajakta Kanaik said that the panchayat has already sent a letter to the government seeking answers to these questions.
Sanjay Raut, a local, slammed the sarpanch and deputy sarpanch for supporting the electronic city project and gaining mileage by posing for photo ops with the minister, but failing to persuade the government to take decisions beneficial for the people.“The sarpanch also failed to help farmers in getting market price for their lands acquired for the project,” he alleged.Tulshidas Raut, another local said, “It took three years to for the farmers to get Rs 10 lakh from government for the land acquired by the government for the Khajan Gundo project in Parsem.”Former sarpanch Vishnu Kerkar said that though the government has promised thousands of jobs to the locals at the proposed electronic city, but it has made no provision for providing training to the Tuem villagers for getting quality jobs.“Does the government want the people to get job of sweepers and gardeners?” he asked.The villagers alleged that the government acquired 4 lakhs sq mt of land without the consent of the people and also directly deleted their names from the records of rights. [H]

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