A roof over our heads

Motiram Majhi is a farmer. He practices agriculture on a small piece of land that belongs to someone else. His house is broken; walls falling apart, part of sky visible through the huge gape in the roof. To support his family of five, he has to work as a daily wage laborer as well. Sometimes, in his own village Dallipada and sometimes outside his district Nuapada in Odisha. 

Majhi doesn't have his own land to cultivate, which is why he got a small piece of land from someone else. Meanwhile, his house collapsed. Majhi is entitled to a house under the Indira Awaas Yojana(IAY), a government scheme that promises allotment of houses to BPL(below poverty line) families. Majhi applied in 2009. Since then, all he has heard is assurances from different authorities. Last year, he was finally allotted a house. His name was stuck on board among the list of people who were receiving a house under IAY. Their family rejoiced - they no longer had to worry about fixing the house or having a roof over their heads or the heavy monsoons.

But later, they got to know that the house was re-allotted to someone else. There are 8 more entitled families in Dallipada village, who have not yet received any house under IAY. Instead, people who already own a house are getting it. Majhi is putting all his effort to support his family but there are many families who are unable to do so. A proper roof over heads will help them greatly. 

Call to Action: CC Abhishek Kumar Dash requests you to please call, Radharani Patra -Sarpanch(Village head), Dallipada, Nuapada, Odisha on +91-9556615366  and demand immediate action.

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