The author says that the water supply at Kolar Gold Mines is one of the worst and needs immediate attention. The water tankers have a very high fluoride content which is the source of several water borne diseases. The municipal department doesn’t give due attention to its responsibilities and thus the lighting, roads, sewage, water, etc do not work properly. The people living there have to collect the money for such purposes and remedy it themselves. The local hospitals too lack the basic medical amenities and if a person has a heart attack they will have to take him 30 km further for any proper treatment. The author points out to all these problems that K.G.M and the people living there have to face in their lives.
The writer Dr. D. Suresh Babu is a radiographer by profession as well as a lab technician. He was born on 6th of June in 1967 near the Kolar gold fields, located in the hilly regions of Kolar district in the state of Karnataka. He is the second child of the family and has three brothers and one sister. Having grown up in a family where the members are active participants in the trade union he has a natural inclination towards social service activities. He has established the K.G.F X-Ray Lab And Diagnostic Centre in the year 1992 at Robersonpet, K.G.F.
Book: Kolar Gold Field Historical Events
Author: Dr. D.Suresh Babu
Publishing Date: 2012
Publisher: Power Publishers