Abujhmad: Even today civil administration is barest minimumI first read about this region in my favourite author Buddhadeb Guha's book way back in 1980s. I learnt about the nature's abundance in his book. He described Abujhmad's nature and its people in his own incomparable style. At that time, Abujhmad was in Madhya Pradesh.
After a long long time, I read about Abujhmad only day before yesterday. This beautiful place is in South Chattisgarh. The place is still breathtakingly beautiful. The simple residents don't know what is civil administration. The people don't have barest minimum civic facility in this place. Only one doctor visits the primary health centre at Orcha (Block Headquarter) on every Wednesday. Every Wednesday, entire Abujhmar gets a festive look. People walk for two days to reach Orcha for the weekly market ('haat').
The word 'Abujh' means a person who doesn't want to understand. 'Mad' means hill in the local dialect. The 'abujh' people don't understand what is civic facility. They are very happy in their simple but beautiful world.
But the destructive Maoists are nowadays very active in this region. They are engaged in various types of anti-social activities in the name of 'class struggle'. I request the State Government to check the activites of these Maoists by taking ruthless action against them. The Government must initiate eco-friendly, sustainable development work for the beautiful people of beautiful Abujhmad.