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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tawadkar evokes mixed response on development

CANACONA: Following a survey in the different pockets and corners of Canacona taluka, a mixed response was gathered as regards the developmental activities carried out in the taluka from 2012 onwards till date.
Ramesh Tawadkar was elected as Canacona MLA during the 2012 assembly elections after he contested on BJP ticket.

After the delimitation exercise undertaken in 2011, Poinguinnim and Canacona were merged into one constituency and the name given to the new constituency was Canacona. Before delimitation, BJP had the power on these two seats.
Even as many citizens of Canacona felt that barring a few schemes, no major developmental activities have been taken up by the government in the constituency, a considerable number of persons residing in the taluka felt that people have benefitted to a large extent from the schemes initiated after BJP came to power in 2012. They said that the schemes managed to give a boost to the people resulting in their self-reliance.
Some were of the opinion that the agricultural sector and allied activities witnessed a lot of development in the constituency. Agriculture has been the main occupation of people residing in Canacona.
A resident Nitin Kenkre felt that people did benefit from the many welfare schemes, while Harichandra Sangelkar felt that the BJP-led government took people into confidence while deciding on the progress of the taluka, which, he said, is a good thing happening in a democracy.
Echoing the same feeling, Vinod Naik said that one can see improvement in the facilities at the Canacona community health centre. He said earlier people were unhappy with the conditions prevailing there and added that they hope to see further improvement in the coming days.
People were of the opinion that Tawadkar had managed to look into their water woes and said that they did not face too many difficulties unlike during the earlier term. According to the people, water was made available through tankers whenever there was a crisis situation.  Some residents said that social schemes of the government for senior citizens and women managed to lower the burden on families which otherwise had to toil hard to make ends meet. Many youth have been convinced by the government to take up agriculture and allied activities in order to make them self-sufficient, said the residents.
However, there were others who felt that except in the agricultural sector, Canacona is yet to see any major development.
“The election promises were many and everybody was hopeful that a lot of development would take place, but barring some schemes related to agriculture, there is no major overall development,” said Rajendra Velip of Gaondongrem panchayat. Nagesh Velip from Bhupor complimented the BJP-led government for providing electricity connection to 13 houses at Nadkem, “but if one assesses the hike in the electricity charges, is this development?” he questioned.

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