Odisha Woman Thinks Broad, Donates Land For Development cause!

Sambalpur: When State’s many mega projects get stalled over land acquisition hurdles, Sunita Agarwal from Sambalpur has shown the large-heartedness, when she voluntarily parted with her private land to the Government for paving an all-weather road.

As per reports, Sunita Agrawal, resident of Sambalpur, has donated her 25 decimal land worth Rs 50 lakh at current market prices to the district administration for constructing an all weather motorable road to the Revenue Inspectors Training Institute (RITI) in Hirakud. The value of the land at government prices is Rs 8.5 lakh.

Taking pride in her decision, she said, “Everyone think of themselves. It is high time for the people to come out of such narrow limits and do some broad thinking on their own city or town. This change in outlook will help the State immensely.” An elated Sunita further said, “The city (Sambalpur) gave me so much. Now it’s my turn to reciprocate.”

The RI Training centre was established at Hirakud in 1992. Locals, along with the trainees, were then quite upbeat as it was scheduled to cater to the need of the trainees from 12 districts. However, their upbeat spirits met a dampener as there has been no motorable road to the centre. Rainy seasons proved a nightmare for them.

The authorities failed to make any headway as they need private land to start road work and none are prepared to part their land. However, officials heave a sigh of relief when Sunita took the initiative and offered her expensive land to the administration.

Niranjan Sahu, Deputy Director of RITI, Hirakud said, “The administration held discussions with her and explained how her patch of land could be of great help for the administration. It is good to see that Sunita’s family decided to offer their land for acquisition.”

Recognising her noble gesture, the district administration has also felicitated her on the Independence Day.