Drought-hit village fails to use Sachin Tendulkar aid

Indian cricket icon announced Rs 1 crore for people of Wakala which didn't materialise due to infighting.

Mumbai: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, also a Rajya Sabha MP, had announced Rs 1 crore as aid to Wakala – the drought-hit village of Aurangabad in Maharashtra in 2014. But the village could not reach a conclusion regarding the use of the money.

According to reports, villagers fought amongst themselves when officials asked them to arrange for a meeting to decide the tender process.

Discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, race and political affiliation stopped the people from working for the betterment of the drought-hit area.

No funds were received; the meeting did not happen in the long run.

However, the report added that the Gram Panchayat member Hattesingh Chaudhari rejected the charges and said the village is not divided and that there is harmony. He said the problem between political parties has been solved.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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