Want a house that is supposed to be provided for free by the government? Tough luck. It’s not free. Give me a bribe. Else live on the street or in a make shift hut. An unsafe place that may collapse on you and kill you and your entire family. Money talks. Call to Action: This is the reality for 6 families from Chincholi Village. You need to call the number below to help them access the Indira Awaas Scheme (free housing government scheme)NOW! Poorvaji Ramrao Dhurakdare, District In Charge, Department for Regional Development, Aundha Block, Hingoli District, Maharashtra, Tel: +912456223661 VV- Correspondent Radhika Chincholikar reports from Chincholi, Aundha Block, Hingoli district, Maharashtra where out of 35 Dalit families 6 are being denied proper housing for generations. In order to get a free governmental house residents have to pay a 5,000 INR bribe to the Village Head. These 6 families cannot afford that. Purbharam Gurthade, one of the families denied the free government housing Chincholi Village explains: “I have made all the effort (to meet the village head), for the past 10 years all the people in my neighbourhood got the benefit but not me.” All is not lost. Through similar case, Community Correspondent Kamal Kishor from Jharkhand managed to end the malpractice with the Indira Awaas Yojana in his video. This goes to show just how powerful a community’s voice teamed with a camera is. That is why we need your help to solve this issue. We need the District In Charge to make the Village Head accountable for his bribery. The Village Head needs to construct houses for free for Purbharam and the other families not receiving access to the Indira Awaas Yojana Scheme. So please call the number above NOW! Watch more videos like this by clicking on this link. Written by Manjinder Singh Sidhu
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