Thursday, January 29, 2015
SUKTEL VILLAGERS DEMAND DUE COMPENSATION Friday, 30 January 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
SUKTEL VILLAGERS DEMAND DUE COMPENSATION
Friday, 30 January 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Villagers of the Lower Suktel Irrigation Project area at Khuntpali, Koindapali, Pardhiaapali, KagsaBhal and Barpudgia on Thursday staged a road blockade near Barpudgia on the Balangir-Patnagarh road in different phases for nearly three hours, as a result of which vehicular movement was hit badly. The agitating villagers demanded implementation of the Land Acquisition Act of 2013 and payment of compensation to them as per the Act.
They withdrew the Rasta Roko after an hour-long discussion with Balangir Sub-Collector Bimal Prasad Mohanty, SDPO Narayan Naik and Additional SP B Yugal Kishore. The villagers had also staged a daylong Rasta Roko on Wednesday. In another development, in view of the Water Resources Secretary Pradeep Jena’s visit to Balangir on Thursday and his expected talks with the project-affected villagers, police detained around 20 people before releasing them later.