5 Haryana Villages Donate Rs 51 Cr To Fight COVID But Lack Development; No School, No Power
The village of Palra, a few kilometres away from Gurgaon, Haryana, has seen only one COVID-19 case so far but has donated Rs 21 crore to Haryana government's coronavirus relief fund.
It is among the five villages which have collectively donated Rs 50 crores however none of these villages are facing a COVID crisis.
Across these five villages, there have been a total of only five cases; one case in Palra and four in Nasibpur. The other three villagers have no case so far.
While these prosperous villages have donated crores to the fund, they still lack basic facilities. Palra has only one school and that is up to class 10. Students have to go several kilometres far to study further.
This is a nightmare, especially for girls who want to study more.
In Sersa village of Sonipat, residents complain that electricity comes for only two hours during the day. Additionally, the village has no primary health centre.
Rinku Ritlan, a resident, told NDTV, "It is a huge issue. During the day, electricity is there only for two hours. In the evening too, it's there only for a few hours. There are frequent power cuts. All houses have inverters and they manage only because of that. We have to go to private hospitals. There is no dispensary. We have to go to Singhu which is 3 km away."