Monday, March 3, 2014
Youth Congress(Bolangir LoKSabhaConstituency ) gherao Bolangir DFO office demanding crop damage compensation. 3rdMarch2014
Bolangir ;Members of Youth Congress Bolangir lok Sabha constituency and villagers of Agalpur block who suffered crop damage due to elephant , led by president of Bolangir LokSabha Constituency Sri AkashMishra gheroed the Divisional forest office Bolangir today(3rd March2014) afternoon demanding immediate payment of compensation.
The villagers have submitted their petition to authorities’ several times earlier demanding compensation due to damage by elephant menace. However as the authorities did not respond, along with villagers we have gheroed the DFO office says Aakash Mishra to Pioneer. So far I have the list of 69people whose crop was damaged due to elephant has not received compensation since 2012 and 2013, Mishra said further.
Villagers also allege cutting of trees from forest in Loisingha due to apathy of forest official .After matter was informed to District Collector M.Muthukumar, he directed the DFO to sort out the matter and DFO Abhiram Nayak assured the villagers to made payments within 3days .