India is said to be one of the fastest developing countries today but one look at the condition of its gigantic road network in rural India will change your mind. VV-PACS Community Correspondent Madhuri Chouhan reports from Sant Kabir Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.
The government in its 11th five year plan has allotted Rs 100,000 crore for the construction and maintenance of roads in villages. But when you look at places like Naiyya village in Uttar Pradesh, it leaves you wondering where all the money is going. For the past 2 years, in Naiyya village the road is in an extremely bad condition.
"We have problems walking on this road as the gravel on the road has come out. The road connects to the school nearby and also to Katka village" says one disturbed resident.
Since roads indirectly contribute to the economic growth of the country it is extremely essential that the roads are well laid out and strong.
Call to Action
: You can help by calling District Magistrate, Sant Kabir Nagar, U.P on 09454417600 and pressurize him to get a new road constructed.
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