There seems to be no end for the decade long water crisis for the farmers of Bandhaberna village, Sundergarh, Odisha.
Despite being a revenue village, Tashada in Odisha has failed to receive basic government schemes even after multiple appeals.
Due to Odisha Mining Corporation, the streams and water resources in Sundergarh, Lahunipada block are turning into red water.
As the Odisha Mining Corporation diverts water resources for its iron ore mines, local communities face a drought-like situation.
The PESA law makes it mandatory for village councils to be consulted before any land acquisition in the village, but it is being blatantly violated today.
The Forest Rights Act entitles Adivasi and forest-dwelling communities to both individual and community land ownership, but the process, mostly, is a long-winding one.