Pandeypur (Uttar Pradesh), July 13 (ANI): Pandeypur village has been declared Ambedkar village in Uttar Pradesh that entitles it to additional government funds for development, but it remains abandoned and underdeveloped.
Residents in Pandeypur village of Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district are compelled to lead a miserable life, which sans basic infrastructure; roads, electricity and water supply for many years.
People here lament the indifference of local authorities towards them and hold them responsible for villagers' pitiable condition prevailing here.
Due to absence of a connecting road, villagers are forced to use a railway bridge, the only means to cross a water channel, which has led to many accidents.
"The biggest issue is that of electricity, we do not have roads, and there is a school building that was constructed six months ago, but there are no teachers there, no officers have ever come here," said Shreedhar, a villager.
As the school has no teachers, most children of school going age can be seen loitering around and also the nearest school is many kilometres away. Besides, children have to go all the way to school everyday; and are forced to study in lamplight, in absence of electricity.
"We have to start early in the morning to reach school, we often reach late. There is no electricity so we can't study at night; we use an oil lamp to study at night," said Asha, local.
Even the hospital is four kilometres away, and the patients have to be carried to the hospital due to lack of conveyance and roads.
Then villagers allege that no one is ready to do anything for them. By Mahender Mishra (ANI)