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IE (2004.11.11): Citizens’ mandate spoils Uttaranchal celebrations

DEHRA DUN, NOVEMBER 10: A citizens’ ratings on the performance of the Uttaranchal government has put a damper on celebrations of the fourth anniversary of the state’s creation.

The ratings, the result of a survey conducted by an NGO, Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK), were released here by its chairperson Avadhash Kaushal.

The sample survey of 10,015 respondents from across the 13 districts of the state has revealed that people are not happy with the performance of the state government.

On the first question if people have benefited from the creation of a separate hill state, most of the respondents felt that the people who struggled for the cause felt cheated. [more]