Jat villager's seek employment and education

Maharashtra must include all of these factors in sops and subsidies to border villages, says Jat taluka residents . Marathi-speaking residents of the 42 Jat villages laud the state for their service .

Villagers from Jat taluka tell the Maharashtra government to ensure that sops and subsidies are delivered to them instead of dismissing them because they are border villages, according to the second part of the two-part series.They need seeds and subsidised equipment, good roads, and health services in addition to water for their fields.JAT (SANGLI): If farmers in the 42 villages of Maharashtra's Jat taluka are concerned about water scarcity, youths are concerned about a shortage of jobs locally, a difference in sops and subsidies, a shortage of Marathi schools for Marathi-speaking students, and inadequate staffing in Kannada schools.These villages have 80% Kannada-speaking residents, and those with Marathi as their mother tongue are a linguistic group.

Residents said Marathi schools are slowly disappearing from their villages, and that many Marathi families are being forced to send their children to Kannada schools.Industries must cease to look for jobs outside of Guddapur.Tukaram Pujari, a 20-year-old boy from Guddapur, wants his village to leave Karnataka.I started as a sugar cane cutter.

I worked as a housekeeper in a temple trust-run lodge, and I help my family grow crops that have become easy due to the lack of water.Pujari said that we need industries to develop locally so we don't have to move to cut cane or make bricks.Just a few days ago, Maharashtras industry minister Uday Samant visited Pujaris village and told them that he would make a positive statement when the code of conduct for gram panchayat elections is complete.Villagers are hoping for the establishment of an industrial zone by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, according to them.

We will need all support to locals and investors to establish companies in the zones so that youth do not have to travel a long distance for jobs.Abhay Bagli, a 28-year-old Umadi farmer, lived in Vijaypur (formerly Bijapur) four years ago.He returned when he learned that the village was drinking water from canals.He has a Kannada mother tongue and he wants the village to join Karnataka.

I returned from my job to grow grapes.In Umadi, we need a cold storage for raisins.Farmers from across the border will get a Rs 5,000 sprinkler irrigation kit.However, he said, the same set costs Rs 32,000 in Maharashtra, and we have to pay our part first for a subsidy.

Karnataka has almost free seeds.After the sowing season comes to an end, we get it here.Maharashtra must include all of these factors.According to my personal experience, it will not happen, and I have decided to stand with Karnataka, according to Bagli.

Facilities are important.The Karnataka government has established Gadinaadu Kannada Pradhikaran, which serves as a shelter for Kannada-speaking people living outside Karnataka in south Solapur, Akkalkot, Jat, and Gadhinglaj in Maharashtra and Kasargod in Kerala.Many Kannada-speaking residents of the 42 Jat villages laud the state for their service, claiming that if they receive a Gadinaadu Kannada license, they are entitled to a 5% reservation in jobs and education in Karnataka.In addition, students earn bicycles, scholarships, women's clothing, and other programs.

However, only a few people from these 42 villages get the benefit because Marathi schools are disappearing and they have trouble fitting into the region.Language is not a problem.Bookamma Mane, who has two adult daughters and a son, can both speak Marathi and Kannada and has made sure her children know both languages.We have Kannada people here in Akkalwadi and the nearby villages.

We want our girls to learn Kannada so they do not face difficulties when they marry into a Kannada family, and we want boys to learn Marathi so they can read the government papers.People do not think they are Marathi or Kannadigas, but as bilingual, according to Shivanand Surgonda, an English teacher in a government-run school in Kannada.Nearly 90% of people in these border villages are bilingual.Both languages have played a vital role in the local community.

Water is the highest priority for all of us here, he said.Yogesh Kashikar, a Marathi-speaking ayurveda practitioner from Umadi, has a retelling of the past.Once the crushing season for sugar cane begins in October and runs until March, the OPD at my clinic is only able to serve half of the patients.The majority of people abandon their villages and walk into the fields.

We do not have Marathi-Kannada fights here as in other parts of the border zones.We consider both languages as brothers.We can live without knowing Marathi, but we must also learn Kannada.The Maharashtra government has to look into this problem and take steps to resolve it.

It covers the entire Jat taluka, one of the largest areas with nearly 120 villages and hamlets.The Palus taluka in the northeast contains 50 villages, and Kavathe Mahankal has 60 villages.Jat is about one-third of Sangli district in terms of geography.Despite its size, the district's funds are divided equally among ten talukas.

In my village, karnataka buses arrive five times a day, while Maharashtra transport buses arrive once or twice.Jat operates in nine revenue circles.The intention is to divide the taluka into three parts: Jat, Madgyal, and Umadi.Locals said they only had a local person as their MLA twice and that most of the time, political parties nominate people from outside Jat to run the election.

He later represented the Miraj assembly constituency.Villagers said that their concerns about water, schools, roads, and hospitals have been ignored for decades.