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No power lines below the poverty line – Purnachandra Nayak reports for IndiaUnheard

/ August 20, 2015

A few years ago, the village of Kantaguda, Lahunipada block of Sundergarh was overcome with great excitement when electricity poles were installed. This tiny village is Odisha is home to 22 families living Below Poverty Line. More than 2 years later, they still have no electricity connection. They have submitted...

Forest Rights Act fails yet again in Odisha

/ July 29, 2015

Gurugungia block, Sundergarh district, Odisha | Purna Chandra Nayak 250 families from 3 villages of Gurugungia block of Sundergarh district in Odisha had applied for forest land in 2010. No land has been provided till date. Most families are daily wage workers and can only sustain themselves for only 2-3...