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JAL SATYAGRAHA FOR SUKTEL PROJECT FROM SEPT 26 Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

JAL SATYAGRAHA FOR SUKTEL PROJECT FROM SEPT 26

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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Generally, people resort to dharnas, demonstrations and road blockades to press for fulfilment of their demands. But Jal Satyagraha, a form of protest unheard of in Odisha, is going to be staged by Balangir people for the first time in the State.
Members of the Balangir Action Committee have threatened to stage a Jal Satyagraha for early completion of lower Suktel irrigation project and implementation of Land Acquisition Policy 2013.
Notably, a few years ago, activists of Narmada Bachao Andoloan had staged Jal Satyagraha protesting against the construction of dam over River Narmada.
 “We are going to stage an indefinite Jal Satyagraha in river Suktel a Khagsabahal village from September 26,” said committee president Gopalji Panigrahi.
He demanded that Land Acquisition Policy 2013 be implemented for the lower Suktel irrigation project in true letter and spirit and displaced people rehabilitated properly. Besides, the project should be completed early, he told The Pioneer. He further informed that district Collector Ashis Thakare has been informed in this regard.
 

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