Displacement without Compensation

Daya and Gorari Majhi were abruptly displaced from their home when the Gahira Dam was built, submerging their fertile land and house with it.  Six years later, the Government has still not arranged alternative accommodation for them.  They have tried all avenues they know to get a roof over their heads, but have met no success.  They need your help!   Call to Action: In order forDayaMajhi and his wife to access compensation for their displacement they need to be classified as Below Poverty Line (BPL).  They can then be eligible for government schemes and benefits such as free housing from the Indira Awaas Yojana Scheme (IAY).  Please Call:   Suresh Chandra Pradhan, Block Development Officer, Tileibani Block, Tel: +918895450900   VV Correspondent Dasarathi Behera interviews Daya and Gorari Majhi from Arjudora village, Deogarh district, Odisha.  An elderly impoverished couple who are living on government land without a permanent living structure or any benefits from the state.  They repeatedly asked the village head and village level officer for help without avail.   “For the last six years we have been staying here.  But the government is not helping us.  We are old people.  We are in scarcity of food…we are living here like animals,” Gorari informs our Correspondent.   They need your help to solve this issue.  We need the Block Development Officer to classify them as BPL and thus eligible for IAY. So please call the number above NOW!   Watch more videos about how dam construction affects the lives of residents by clicking on this link.   Written by Manjinder Singh Sidhu

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