SARDARPUR (DHAR DISTRICT): Kelli village in Gandhwani tehsil of Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh witnessed some win-win deal between district collector Alok Kumar Singh and the villagers who are demanding road construction at their village.
Singh who went to Kelli village to plant saplings on the ancient Shiva temple on World Environment Day on Saturday asked villagers to get 100 per cent vaccination done and road construction work will start the next day.
Ancient Shiv Temple situated in the middle of mountains and ccollector was surprised by the green cover in two bighas of land around this temple.
After plantation programme, collector had discussion with the villagers, who put demand of construction of two-kilometre road connecting Kelli Nakapura to Barodia village.
Collector asked the villagers whether 100 per cent vaccination has been done in the village.
On not getting any satisfactory answer from the villagers, the collector said that the day the village will get 100 per cent vaccination, road construction will be started very next day and this is my promise.
It is to be mentioned that the village total population figures 3744 and till date only 34 persons got vaccinated, which is even less than one per cent of total population.
Auxiliary Nurse & Midwife Laxmi Borde posted at Kelli village sub-health centre informed that villagers still fearing to get vaccinate.
"The people of the village say that people are dying because of getting the vaccine," Borde said.
Meanwhile, villagers told the collector that due to lack of vaccination centre in the village, the villagers had to travel 15 kilometre for vaccination in Amjhera and Sardarpur village. On this, Singh instructed the Gandhwani janpad panchayat CEO Shashi Jain, that 100 per cent vaccination work should be done for the villagers by setting up a vaccination center here in Kelli village.
Collector Singh was accompanied by Gandhwani tehsildar Sunil Karware, Gandhwani janpad panchayat CEO Shashi Jain, gram panchayat secretary Rajaram Bhuria and many villagers were present.