Phailin-hit people in Puri stage demonstration, demand houses

Puri: The Phailin-affected residents of Brahmagiri in Puri district staged demonstration in front of the block office today pressing for concrete houses under the Odisha Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP).

Around hundred members of Phailin Kriyanusthan Committee including women sloganeered against the district administration and staged demonstration in front of the block office today.

The agitating members alleged that after repeated demands and protests, the Government had allocated Rs 1.20 crore for houses under ODRP, but due to the callous attitude of the district administration, the Phailin-affected people are yet to receive the assistance.

Apprehending further delay due to the upcoming elections, the members said that they were forced to hit the streets today. They have threatened to continue their strike until their demands are fulfilled.