Chhattisgarh Protests
Land Grab

Construction of Mogra dam in Chhattisgarh has left thousands in 14 villages landless. Bhan Sahu, our correspondent is one of them.Mogra dam is built on the Seonath River in Rajnandgaon district. The objective of the dam was to provide water for irrigation. However, currently it is only supporting a cluster of industrial units. Bhan Sahu has been leading the fight of affected tribal people from the front for several years. She visits the affected villages, organizes rallies, addresses people and encourages them to keep demanding what is their right. For her work she has become an inspiration for her community. According to Bhan Sahu her community is affected in following ways: • The land taken by govt for dam was agricultural land. As a result her community members have lost their main source of locals livelihood. • Compensation offered by the government is inadequate as it includes only money and no livelihood options. • The price of the land offered by the govt is also as per the market rate in the 1967 – when the dam was first planned. Despite the construction of the dam the fourteen villages continue to have acute drinking water shortage as they are not supplied the water of the dam. The situation has forced the locals to migrate to other areas of the state in search of a livelihood. The dam affects a total of 56 villages in the state. On an average over 200 people are forced to migrate each year from each of these affected villages. Bhan Sahu feels people in her community need land as compensation, not money. They need employment as the land taken by govt for dam was used for growing food. As a community correspondent she is dedicated to share the stories of her community’s struggle until they have succeeded.
Take Action

A bridge about to collapse in Bihar

/ February 22, 2023

The bridge that was built by the British is slowly chipping off, and fatal accidents are a regular occurrence there.   The villagers along with our Community Correspondent are requesting the Government officials to repair this bridge. They are getting assurance that the repair work will start soon though it...

Impact Story

The Positive Changes in a Primary Health Centre

/ February 16, 2023

The positive changes in one of the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Ramgarh District is encouraging.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *