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B’NGIR VILLAGERS DEMAND WORK IN KENDU LEAF PLUCKING Wednesday, 06 May 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
B’NGIR VILLAGERS DEMAND WORK IN KENDU LEAF PLUCKING
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Villagers of Badtelenpali in the Lower Suktel Project area in Balangir district led by Samajwadi Party leader Arun Mishra on Monday submitted a petition to district Collector M Muthukumar demanding engagement in Kendu leaf plucking.
In the petition, the villagers alleged that while Badtelenpali consist of two Wards, villagers of only one ward are given Kendu leaf plucking work. “Due to arbitrary policy of Munshi, a temporary kendu leaf employee, they were not provided the bush cutting work in February.
Moreover, the Munshi has not called us for plucking of Kendu leaves this month, whereas villagers of another ward are engaged in the same,” said a villager. After getting complaints, Balangir DM Ashok Naik spoke to Divisional Forest Officer (Kenduleaf) PK Sahu, who assured the villagers to look into the matter.