LALITPUR: Locals have padlocked the office of Jayabhadre Community Forest in Godavari citing the Committee could not perform in a transparent manner.
Local people resorted to put the community forest office on hold for the past one week when the committee did not let people know as to where and how the public money is being expended.
It is informed that the local residents were more conscious about the financial resources generated from public for the use of road along the area of the committee.
They were compelled to lock out the community forest office since the committee did not spend the public money it has been raising from local road users at the local level, said local people.
The community forest was declared the picnic spot but developing necessary infrastructure for this is still elusive. Locals have alleged the committee of collecting grants from various walks of life for the construction of picnic spot.
Indecent activities including drugs abuse have been on the rise in the area when the committee could not put its vigilance here, according to Chin Lama, a local.
The committee which has come into existence in 2065 BS has not called general meeting as of today and made public known about financial transaction.
Committee Chairperson Jeevan Lama declined to make any comments in this regard.