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Largesse of heart

Despite the police being the primary law and order keepers , the government drags its feet on providing facilities such as living and working quarters, hygienic amenities on duty, and good quality working weapons. The least that the government can do is to provide premises for a police station to function.

Villagers of Bariyarpur 70 kms from Patna, were allocated a police post. The police functioned from a thatched hut. Ashamed of this, and after waiting for things to change, the villagers collected Rs 3 lakhs by contribution, , and themselves constructed a 2 storey police post from where the police today function. 20 policemen were functioning from the thatched premises.

Bariyarpur falls under the Sakra police station. And there are hundreds of such police stations all over functioning from thatched huts, rented places, and premises in very bad shape.


BK Chowla, said...

It seems the state is failing in it's responsibilities.
An identical situation arose in Gurgaon few months back.The state failed to provide a Rly station at a village. The villagers collected the funds and have constructed a station.
What are we paying taxes for?So that they can get Z security for themselves?
What are the responsibility of the Govt?

Vinod_Sharma said...

Heart-warming stories like these indicate two things. One, ordinary people, if properly motivated, take on responsibility and are even willing to pay out of their pockets. Two, the revenue and expenditure model that we have inherited from the British has too much of government and too little accountability.

Anonymous said...

Atleast change has started.

R. Ramesh said...

ya as BKC says tax money is not for z security purposes is meant for services to people..

Sandhya said...

I feel very happy to read positive news like this! People are there to take action if the govt. fails!

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