In today’s life where every individual is enjoying the luxury of day to day items, a small village Lohara in Yavatmal district is still struggling to have proper basic amenities like drinking water, sanitization etc.
The Villagers here are running to pillar to post to get a residence certificate and other important documents to get benefits of various government schemes. Despite their tedious efforts no results are visible in their struggle.
However, few years back the condition of the Lohara village was not the same, as it was a part of Gram Panchayat. The problem started after the village was included in Municipal Council limits. After which, the villagers identity seized to exist in the list of both Gram Panchayat and Municipal Council.
The villagers are deprived of any tax benefits from taxes like property tax, water tax etc. They are also deprived of proper construction of house and toilets that should be built under Government Scheme. Even the welfare schemes launched by Central and state government has been stagnated.
The total population of the village is 2,700 which is enough to get a separate Gram Panchayat status to the village. The villagers have urged to Additional Secretary of Rural Development Department too grant separate Gram Panchayat status to the village.
However, in last four years, no such proposal has been sent to Rural Development department by District Administration.