Visakhapatnam: Call it lack of commitment or apathy of officials, unemployment was the major issue at Pedalabudu pachayat in Araku that was adopted by Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu around two years ago. Over 100 youngsters, including BCom, BSc, BA and Nursing certificate holders in Pedalabudu area are waiting for employment either in private sector or in government sector.
No doubt several development activities took place in Pedalabudu panchayat in the past one year. We got library, community hall, safe drinking water besides gas, power connection and few others after Naidu adopted our Pedalabudu. But, we are yet to get employment inspite of our sincere efforts says J. Bhaskarsakshi Rao, a BCom graduate and native of Pedalabudu.
In his last visit to Pedalabudu in August 9, 2016, Naidu has assured that he committed to create employment to all the eligible youngsters of Pedalabudu in various sectors. Almost year passed but none got any employment. Though Mr Naidu adopted Pedalabudu, he ignored to fulfil the promises towards youth pointed out D. Somaraju, BA graduate. Apart from the employment, Mr Naidu has taken any step to upgrade the existing elementary school as High School in Pedalabudu. While not a single Paisa has been spent from Naidu’s pocket, but he still claiming that he committed for development of Pedalabudu. I have doubt about the meaning adoption of village as the adopted person not spent single penny and linking all the development works with government funds says J Appa Rao, a youngster of Pedalabudu.
“Around nine girls have completed the Nursing course and waiting for jobs. We expected that Naidu will visit his adopted village Pedalabudu on Tribals Day but he skipped to visit our village and disappointed a lot,” says Pavani B. There are certain issues such as employment to youngsters and setting up of high school and few others which need immediate attention of Mr Naidu. Chief Minister’s visit to the Pedalabudu area was cancelled several times after nearly `2 crore was spent on the arrangements. If the amount spent on development, some people will benefit says some activists YSRC.