“They had sanctioned a house in my husbands name earlier. But they took away the total amount of money illegally. Now they are telling me, ‘You have received it.’”
This is the sad story of 85 year old Kanduri Barik from Potanai village who was meant to receive a house under the Government’s Indira Awaas Yojana Scheme (IAY). Under this scheme Below Poverty Line (BPL) people are eligible for 70,000 INR in four installments for the construction of one room concrete house. Kanduri fulfilling all criteria was robbed of her money by the Village Head and one Village Council Committee member.
Call to Action:You can help her retrieve her money now. Help her have the house she is eligible for under the IAY Scheme now! Demand it to:
Subodh Guru, Executive Officer, Potanai Panchayat, Tel: +919583923362 and Sukant Muduli, Village Head, Tel: +91 9238521081.
VV-Correspondent Anupama Sethy interviews 85 year old Kanduri Barikfrom Potanai village, Kujang Block, Jagatsinghapur district, Odisha.
Kanduri lost her husband 15 years ago. Despite falling in theBPL category she is not receiving a house under the IAY.
“For me and my daughter, our only source of survival is the 25 kilograms of rice we get (provided to all BPL card holders).”
After speaking with our Correspondent we discover that the Village Head, and one of the Village CouncilCommittee members were involved in the embezzlement of the money meant for Kanduri Barik.
We need to retrieve this money for her so she can have a roof under her head. Through similar case, Community Correspondent Kamal Kishor from Jharkhand managed to end similar corruption with his video.
This goes to show just how powerful a community’s voice teamed with a camera is. It shows how vital your contribution is.
That is why we need your help to solve this issue. We need the Executive Officer to investigate this issue and provide the money Kanduri and her daughter are entitled to. So please call the number above NOW!
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Written by Manjinder Singh Sidhu
Applauds for our Community Corresspondent Satya Banchor! He acted as a strong catalyst in bringing about this change in the lives of the poor tribals.
A young , gay and fearless rural filmmaker.