In Odisha, seven villages of Nalgunda and Ghatapur gram panchayats under Chandbali block lack road connectivity and other basic amenities. With the government promised fair-weather roads yet to see the light of day, commuting to the villages proves to be a very difficult task.
For implementation of development projects in healthcare, education and other sectors lack of roads has been a bottleneck. Situated 15 km from the Chandabali block headquarters, Rampur, Badaitagutha and Sanaithgutha, Chatrapada, Anugrahapur, Batitanki and Turukha villages under two panchayats have a population of 5,000.
But the villages have no proper road connectivity, but only bamboo bridges over river tributories, built by the villagers. Even these bamboo bridges fail to serve the purpose during rainy season when the river is in spate.
As a result, the villagers remain stranded for six months in a year. Lack of communication facilities has rendered the health centres and schools useless as doctors and teachers find it difficult to commute to the villages.