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Tribals demand their villages be declared drought-hit

About 100 tribals, including women, of five villages of Kadana taluka in Panchamahals district, went on a hunger strike demanding their villages be declared drought affected.

india Updated: May 07, 2003 16:03 IST
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About 100 tribals, including women, of five villages of Kadana taluka in Panchamahals district, went on a hunger strike demanding their villages be declared drought affected by the Gujarat government.

After submitting a memorandum to the 'Mamlatdar' at Kadana, the tribals began the hunger strike yesterday. The villages are Nani Vareth, Dhansarur, Mota Sagwadiya, Nana Sagwadiya and Sarswa. Claiming that surrounding villages have been declared drought-affected and government has started drought relief works there, they questioned authorities on omission of their villages from the list of drought-hit areas.

First Published: May 01, 2003 17:05 IST