In Purulia, West Bengal no development because of maoist violence
Mahatma Gandhi had said 'The roots of violence are wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principles.' This is what is happening in areas like Purulia of West Bengal where there is no electricity, no safety and no development, and Purulia looks like an abandoned child of the Indian Government. Violence has been created by Maoists putting breaks on growth and development in this and other areas.
THE POVERTY-STRICKEN villagers in Maoists-hit Purulia district of West Bengal have complained of irregular electricity supply and urged the state government to provide solar lamps especially for children as they are not able to study due to unavailability of electricity. Citing their woes locals said that the earlier generations also spent their lives in darkness, and it affected the children to a large extent. As because of maoist activities, development got hampered in Purulia and many other such small tribal areas.
Even after 65 years of Independence, the government has failed to get out of their fights and blame games in parliament and take care and bring development to these areas. People of these areas, even after so many years, are still waiting for basic facilities such as electricity, drinking water, and many other basic facilities.
Ahalaya Paharia, a resident of Purulia, said that even her father and grandfather did not witnessed electricity and died with the hope that one day they will see their village growing. She barely managed to have kerosene oil to lit a lamp so that her kids could study, reported ANI.
Many more there like Ahalaya in her village who are still hoping things to become better in the future as now they are demanding solar lamps, so that at least they do not live in darkness any more.
Located near the Kasai River in West Bengal Purulia is also known as Manbhum City, and has beautiful landscapes and also many visitors also visit it as a picnic spot but the interiors of Purulia have been abandoned due to fear of the maoists.