Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bhubaneswar Dalit body protests Balangir civic body’s dumping yard bid Dalit body protests Balangir civic body’s dumping yard bid TUESDAY, 26 JUNE 2012 23:23 SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR


Bhubaneswar http://www.dailypioneer.com/templates/ja_teline_iv/images/arrow.png Dalit body protests Balangir civic body’s dumping yard bid
TUESDAY, 26 JUNE 2012 23:23
SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR
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Members of Zila Dalit Bikash Manch led by Raju Nayak and Ajit Kumbhar staged a dharna before the District Collector’s office on Monday, protesting damages to their agricultural lands.
Around 300 families, mostly from the weaker section, were residing in Bishnumunda, Khalipali for over the last 100 years and were cultivating the lands.
The municipality now wants to construct a dumping yard there. Without any intimation, when some people allegedly tried to excavate their land with a JCB machine, it was opposed by local people. Even though there are other Government lands available in that area, nobody knows why the municipality is hell-bent to construct a dumping yard in between the residential areas of Khaliapali, Bishnumunda and Malgodampada. They should construct it at some other vacant place where Government land is also available, Raju Nayak said.
Later, members of the Zila Dalit Samaj Vikash Manch burnt the effigy of executive officer of Balangir Municipality and submitted a memorandum to Collector SN Dey.

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