elderly Couple Living In Toilet Lays Bare Govt’s Failed Promises

Keonjhar: An elderly couple of Harshapur town under Raisaina panchayat in Keonjhar has neglected to get a house under government plans for as far back as five years and is living in a 4ft x 3 ft can.

Naku Naik matured 70 and spouse Sumati Naik have been spending their lives in a can worked under the Center’s Swachh Bharat Mission. In spite of the fact that they have been running from column to post to get a house under Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) or Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana, the couple is yet to get any help.

Sumati Naik stated, “I have thumped the entryways of the neighborhood Tehsildar a few times, however I have just got confirmations and that’s it.”

Sebati Naik, little girl in-law of Sumati, stated, “However we had connected for a house under the administration conspire, nobody paid any notice to our demand.”

The elderly couple’s child and little girl in-law alongside their youngsters are remaining in a weather beaten single-room covered house.

Whenever solicited, nearby authorities said names from the couple are not enlisted in the rundown of recipients accessible with them.

In the mean time, Keonjhar BDO Adikanda Behera said the neighborhood organization would investigate the couple’s application and make essential strides.

“On the off chance that the couple’s names are not recorded in the Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC) list, the organization will incorporate their names and dispense a house under the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana,” said Behera.

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