12 September 2019
Malkangiri: Malkangiri Zilla Parishad (ZP) has adopted a unanimous resolution to propose to the district administration for creating a new block at Kudumuluguma. The resolution was adopted at the Zilla Parishad's meeting held on Wednesday.
"The Zilla Parishad today unanimously adopted a resolution to propose to the district administration for creating a new block at Kudumuluguma," informed Nabarangpur MP Ramesh Majhi after attending the meeting of the Zilla Parishad of which he is a member as the local MP.
The local MP further informed that Kudumuluguma used to be a block before it was abolished by the government in 2013 and a new block Chitrakonda was constituted.
"The Zilla Parishad resolution mentions that it doesn't have any objection for Chitrakonda block, let it remain. But since infrastructure and other facilities are available at Kudumuluguma, it should be a block. The district has seven blocks as of now and there won't be any problem if another block is created," he added.
The State Cabinet through its decision in February 2013 had redrawn the boundaries of blocks and panchayats in the Maoist-affected Malkangiri district for the convenience of the people, particularly of the then cut-off areas and had abolished Kudumuluguma block having all the six gram panchayats of the then cut-off area and in its place had created a new block Chitrakonda with its headquarters at Chitrakonda town.
The State government had allegedly abolished Kudumuluguma block and redrawn boundaries of the panchayats without holding public hearing.