Meghalaya: Women join hands to repair PWD road; Where is the Govt?
By migrator | Jul 8, 2019, 14:24 IST
Jakhong | July 8, 2019:
In a very inspiring yet pathetic situation, a group of women under the leadership of 'Iamynjurlang' Village Organisation took it upon themselves to repair the PWD road from Jakhong to Umpongdeng in West Khasi Hills on July 6.
Hardships, dire consequences of life and other challenges has forced the women organisations to take keen initiative in repairing the long forgotten kutcha road, which is the lifeline and the main backbone for hamlets of these area, to make it pliable.
The PWD road from Mawkarah to Jakhong was dug in the year 2002 but till date the PWD road still remains a Kutcha road and untarred yet. This PWD road which includes some part that falls under PMGSY Scheme is, however, pliable only during winter and during summer, vehicles have to use chain in order to ply through this road.
This issue has created lots of problems which has also resulted in loss of life and hampered growth and development, the locals said. Some women had to give birth while were on the way to the hospital because of the pathetic condition of the road.