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Denied power supply for years, Madurai residents return free TVs

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No ElectricityIn probably the first incident of its kind, residents of the 67th ward of the Madurai Corporation have returned the free colour televisions given to them by the state government as they have no power in their houses for the past 37 years. CPM district executive committee member P Ganeshan alleged that the land on which these residents had their houses was leased to the CSI diocese by the British government in 1833. But some persons had managed to enter their names on land records and now the diocese was trying to sell off the land to real estate agents.

Ganeshan said they were preventing the residents of this region from having access to electricity. The tahsildars and other revenue officials had certified that the power connections could be given to these residents following continuous representations but TNEB officials were unwilling to do so.The people have been asked to meet district collector C Kamaraj.

R Maheswari, a resident, said that she had been living in the area for a long time, "now my children are teenagers but we still use kerosene lamps for lighting our homes in the nights and the children are unable to pursue their studies. It is a disgrace to say that we are living within the Madurai corporation," she said.

T Selvarani said nobody was willing to give their daughters in marriage to men living in this ward due to this drawback. "We are considered to be living in one of the worst conditions and why has the government which cannot provide us electricity given us colour televisions, knowing very well that it will be of no use to us," she asked?

Source- Times of India


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