Water Logged Roads

'We want roads. We need roads. Our children can't go to the school. We can't go to the Masjid for Namaz.'
Unmetalled roads are an old problem in Hasnabad village of West bengal. The problem worsens during the monsoons when these roads get water logged, like what has been happening for the past 4 months. Sick of moving through the mud and water, residents have demanded the road to be metalled several times but the Panchayat has remained negligent.

Community Correspondent Soriya Bano echoes the community's demand to build a proper road. Building this road will not just solve a commuter's problem but also make sure no serious disease spreads in the area as pools of standing or slow-flowing water provide a breeding ground for many insects, including mosquitoes that can transmit diseases. We can help the community by calling the Panchayat Head on 9800698950 and asking her to get the road fixed immediately.

Soriya bano reports from Hasnabad village in Kaliachak block of Malda district in West Bengal, for IndiaUnheard

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