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VILLAGERS PROTEST PDS CORRUPTION IN BALANGIR Saturday, 20 September 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar ==========================================
VILLAGERS PROTEST PDS CORRUPTION IN BALANGIR
Saturday, 20 September 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
LLocals of Mahulpati village under Khaprakhol block are sitting on a fast-unto-death before the Collectorate here protesting against the alleged irregularities and corruption in PDS at Mahulpati gram panchayat.
The villagers have demanded arrest of the Sarpanch, Executive officer and the Supply inspector for their alleged involvement in the corruption and recovery of the misappropriated PDS items from them, said one Kartikeshwar Sahu.
Notably, the gram panchayat authorities have lifted distribution of subsidized PDS items for1,000 beneficiaries, including 453 BPLs, 290 APls, 145 Antodoyas, 112 PLOs in the gram panchayat since 2012.
It has been alleged that the panchyat authorities along with others have misappropriated PDS items of a total of 284 beneficiaries. “While names of 235 persons, including 105 dead, 46 migrated, 21forged and 63 beneficiaries having more than one card have been detected in the PDS list, 49 beneficiaries are being deprived of getting the PDS items. Around 3000 quintals of PDS rice have been embezzled in the last 30 months,” alleged a petition filed by the villagers. They also demanded that PDS rice be given to those 49 deprived villagers and PDS card to 14 consumers of the village.