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Letterbox still the lifeline in textile town

DNPUN30104 | 8/20/2010 | Author : Mohsin Mulla | WC :410 | Politics & Governance

BJP MLA suresh halwankar’s brainchild receives good response in Ichalkaranji

In this age of e-mail and social networking, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Ichalkaranji, Suresh Halwankar, has found snail mail is still an effective medium to communicate with the people of his constituency and address their grievances.
The 21 letterboxes installed by him on July 18 have been receiving numerous complaints and suggestions for the past three weeks. The town has a population of nearly four lakh people.
Halwankar, who has done his MA and BEd, checks the letters every Saturday. In the first week, he received 160 letters while in the second and third week he got 160 and 220 letters respectively.
“The Internet is a powerful medium and people must be encouraged to use it. But it is not useful in rural
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