OTV’s Panchayat Express: Solpata villagers want better road connectivity

Nayagarh: The inhabitants of Solpata village under Odagaon block of Nayagarh district feel that road connectivity in their village has become a major issue and it has to be improved in the coming days.

Talking to Panchayat Express of OTV, they said that though the village has seen a lot of development works in the recent past, more such initiatives need to be taken up by the sarpanch who will be elected in the ensuing polls.

“Earlier we had kuchha roads. But the scenario started changing in the past couple of years after concrete roads were made. But a lot more has to be done so far connectivity to other villages is concerned. We hope our new sarpanch can do a lot for the development of our village,” said a villager.

The villagers also rued despite the presence of a handful of tube wells in the village, water issue is yet to be resolved.

“Come summer, the water scarcity arises. During these days, majority of the hand run out of order and we have to go for miles to fetch water. We need a permanent solution to the problem,” said another villager.

On the demands of the villagers, a sarpanch aspirant said that the problems will be solved in two-three years.

“As a samiti member I am aware of the issues. I feel that in both road and water issues half of the work is done and it will take another two to three years for completion of all undergoing projects,” he noted.