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Bantwal: Electricity for poor woman’s house - police officer writes to Mescom

Kishore Peraje

Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (EP)

Bantwal, Sep 14: A letter from a police officer to Mescom requesting for electricity to the house of an elderly backward class woman living alone here has received all round praises in social circles.

Kempugudde resident Podi Mugera (67), wife of late Kukkal Mugera staying in Bantwal taluk Amtadi village panchayat limits, depended on kerosene oil lamp for light as she did not have electricity connection in the house. Bantwal town police station SI Chandrashekar who received information of the pitiable condition of the woman, wrote a letter to Bantwal Mescom office requesting to provide electricity to the poor woman.

The woman does not have anybody who can be called her own. Her husband Kukka Mugera was working as a daily wage construction labourer for their living. He died of sickness ten years ago. As their small hut collapsed in rain four years ago, she had to wander from place to place for help.

A house was built by Amtadi gram panchayat under government project for her. The walls of the house are plastered with cement only inside and has a flooring of mud. Life is dark for her as there is no electricity in the house. She does not even have facility of gas cylinder. Her house is on a hill without proper road to it.

Beat policemen Mohan and Malik, while on beat rounds came to know her pathetic condition and informed their town police station SI Chandrashekar. The SI has tried to draw the attention of the department to the plight of the woman.

Even though the government has implemented several projects for backward classes, it is a pity that those do not reach poor people like Podi Mugera. Local resident Kamalaksha in the recent SC/ST meeting informed the condition of the woman to the officials. One has to wait and see its outcome. Sincere efforts by officials and elected representatives are necessary to bring light in the life of the elderly woman.

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  • Nish, Ixe/dxb

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Some sanghatane have to come forward n help this poor lady, atleast help her in basic needs,.. Many Sanghatane is there in mlore ..

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  • Coman Man, Udupi

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Nisha Madam, In todays world humanity totally disappeared. If one do not get any reward in return no one will come to help you. You need to have money, land or strength, if not you will be sidelined by everyone. Sangatane,NGO, nun's groups all will appear arround if you have something. Now poor and old lady is empty handed so all are away. Ixb is soooo different than you think from dxb.

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  • Harekal Yajnanarayana Rao, Kulai, Mangalore-575019

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Hats off to Mr.Chandrashekhara, SI, Bantwal Police station who have done good job in writing to MESCOM to provide electricity to poor woman. Now it is the responsibility of local leaders to pursue the matter under the guidance of SI, Bantwal Police station.

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    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    This is a classic example of how our POLITICAL BABUs boosting in front of MEDIA INCLUDING THAT MODI AND SHAH ! Even RAMANATHA RAI Doesn't know that ! what kind of representative we are having here > Only when the elections are nearing we are presenting ourselves as peoples worker after that we are VIP with police protections and all privileges of GOVT Schemes as per the constitutions. JAI HO DEMOCRAZY !!

    MODI was boostinG 90 percent of toilets WHERE THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY CONNECTION !

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  • H SHETTY, Mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Everybody can see Congress model of developementin the above pictures.

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  • fred, mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Must congratulate SI Chandrashekar for their sincere efforts rendered of writing to Bantwal Mescom to provide electricity .if Mescom is worried about the monthly bills they should aleast install solar power to this old lady.
    god bless

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  • Rudolph Pinto, Mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Must congratulate beat policemen Mohan and Malik and not forgetting SI Chandrashekar for their sincere efforts rendered of writing to Bantwal Mesome to provide electricity to that elderly and lonely lady. God bless

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    It is unfortunate that backward class people do not get facilities allocated to them due to corruption... But SI and constables should be appreciated...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    @sri -elder -karkala,here is no question of corruption,but noone self woman or her relatives didnt approach the officials,and she must have not about it.Panchayat too didnt bother to inform them may be.All in all now let us hope she may get it ,or exactly again as you say corruption or for not paying money it might be dark for her further.Only people around can help her further.Pitiable noone noticed her situation.Thanks and God bless police officer had some humanity in him and made it public and came forward to help.

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  • Raju Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Sri explaining apathy of state Congress govt not of Angela Merkel .govt of Germany.Did you checked how many she visited government office and how many slippers she changed.Only apna lal.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Raju shetty I too didnt mention about our Angela Merkel in Germany.what she did and not done is not my cup of tea.Everyone can do and or not left to them So please dont go to count of our Councilarin.Atleast she can allow to wear what she wants.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    God will bless you Abundantly Officer ...

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  • Coman Man, Udupi

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Officials related to approving loan did not see the outcome or where and how funds used??!!. What grama panchayat president doing there!!?? Political leaders are only going to visit those houses for begging votes only.

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