The people staged a demonstration for a brief time on the Collectorate premises by displaying the cards issued to them under the job scheme. Hence, we are relying mainly on the job scheme for buying our provisions,” said N. Selvi, a woman. After submitting the petition to Collector Rao, the villagers said that he had assured to take up the issue with the Block Development Officer immediately and ensure that they were provided adequate days of work under the job scheme. They said officials in the Block Development Office had denied them work after giving only less than 10 days of work in the present financial year, citing lack of allocation of funds. “Owing to last year’s drought, we could neither get agricultural work nor cultivate the small piece of land some of us have.
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