<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Even as political parties in the state gear up for elections promising the moon, a section of society like women and Dalits are seeking solutions to their problems.In a press conference organised by the Human Resource Development Centre on Tuesday, women from various sections of the society said their appeals to the administration to seek their rights or avail benefits of government schemes were lost in the bureaucratic red-tape.Rukhsana, who works with Sahyog, an NGO, and women and children in Vatva said there aren’t enough anganwadis for children of the area. “Ideally, there should be one anganwadi for 40 children each, but, here we have just two or three for 500 children,” she said. Rukhsana said the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) had sanctioned an anganwadi in 2012-13 in Citizen Nagar of Vatva ‘but, it remains on paper’. She said hough the budget for the same was also allocated, nothing is visible on the ground.Similarly, Margaben Madvar, a Dalit widow from Supreda village in Banaskantha, which has around 200 widows, told mediapersons, “With no other source of income, we are entitled to land that the government allots under various widow schemes. We have written to the mamlatdar, the taluka office and even the collector, but haven’t heard from anyone. She said for widows like her, a land can be a source of livelihood, without them having to be dependent on others.
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