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Tag: Lower Suktel

Lower Suktel Project work halts yet again

Bolangir: Demanding immediate rehabilitation of the displaced people and disbursal of compensation, locals of Paradhiapalli village in Bolangir staged a protest today near the Lower Suktel project. As per sources, the agitating people are opposing construction of the irrigation project demanding more compensation. The construction of the Lower Suktel Project has also been halted because […]

Questions raised over new Mahanadi projects in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With older projects such as the Lower Suktel in Bolangir and Lower Indra in Nuapada remaining unfinished, fate of the seven new projects on the Mahanadi river basin have raised apprehensions. While cost of these projects have crossed Rs 72,000 crore, land acquisition and rehabilitation of displaced have become thaws in completion of the […]

Lower Suktel displaced stall project work

Bolangir: Tension prevailed at the Lower Suktel project site in the district today after the displaced people, mostly women, staged a dharna halting the on-going construction work of the dam demanding immediate rehabilitation and a revision of the compensation package. They went in a rally to the site and demanded shut down of construction activities […]

Suktel displaced to get compensation as per 2013 Land Acquisition Act

Bolangir: Years of struggle for rights have finally yielded results for the displaced persons of the Lower Suktel project in Bolangir as the state government directed the Irrigation Department to immediately provide compensation to them as per the 2013 Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation Act. As per the letter of the State Irrigation Department, the chief […]

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Lower Suktel project work opposed by women of 15 villages

Bolangir: Demanding immediate rehabilitation of the displaced people and distribution of ex-gratia, members of the Lower Suktel Mahila Mahashangh today staged a dharna near the spillways work site of the Lower Suktel project prompting the Bolangir district administration to deploy three platoons of police at the spot. Around 100 women staged the agitation near the […]

1st phase panchayat polls: No polling in 9 GPs in 8 dists

Bhubaneswar: The first phase panchayat polls which began in Odisha this morning, witnessed poll boycott in nine Gram Panchayats in eight districts. In Khurda district, villagers of Daruthenga panchayat on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar boycotted the elections demanding shifting of the dump yard. The villagers did not turn up for voting at 13 booths in […]

Lower Suktel Action Committee starts Jal Satyagraha

Bolangir: Protesting the alleged apathy of Odisha Government towards lower Suktel project displaced, the Lower Suktel Action Committee started its indefinite ‘Jal Satyagraha’ from Khagsabahal in Bolangir. The committee demanding compensation to displaced according to 2013 rehabilitation and resettlement policy and completion of the project in stipulated time, decided to go on with its stir […]