Bhubaneswar ( 11/7 ) – Today, hundreds of Landless & Green Card Holders under the banner of Odisha Bhumihina Praja Samiti led by its State President Er Debashisha Hota , came in a huge Rally from Panthaniwas and Gheraoed Bhubaneswar Tahasil Office from 11 AM to 2 PM. Tahasildar Ashutosh Samal discussed for more than 40 minutes with Delegation of 9 Members led by Er. Hota and then received the Demand Note of 2 Demands. Only then the Dharana is postponed.
The Demands are Home-Stead Land Pattas to both the Landless & Green Card Holders of Bhubaneswar Tahasil. The Demonstrators reacted that the Revenue Inspectors & Tahasildar of Bhubaneswar Tahasil are mis-guiding both the Landless & Green Card Holders of the Tahasil.
Here noteworthy that, More than 5 thousand workers led by Er. Hota agitated at Lower PMG for the above cause during 17 November 2016. State Government has ordered all Collectors to allot Home-Stead Land Pattas to the Landless after rampant agitations by Odisha Bhumihina Praja Samiti.
But, not a single Landless of Bhubaneswar Tahasil is benefitted by this order. Further, there is a Government Rule to allot Home-Stead Land Pattas to Green Card Holders. But, till date Bhubaneswar Tahasil hasn’t allotted a single patta to any Green Card Holder. During discussion with the Delegation the Tahasildar Sri Samal clarified that, the State Government in Revenue & DM Department vide Notification No. GE(KHD)-37/2011- 33446/R&DM, dated 5 th August 2011 has declared 556 villages under Bhubaneswar Development Authority(BDA) area as LEASE-BARRED. Hence, the Tahasildar couldn’t allot a single piece of land to any Landless or Green Card Holder of Bhubaneswar Tahasil area.
Many Leaders, Ministers, Officers, Builders were allotted Acre & Acre valuable lands of Crores of Rupees freely in the Tahasil, but Landless & Green Card Holders are barred to get merely some Decimal lands. This reflects the real anti-poor face of Naveen Pattanaik, Er. Hota blasted.
Here noteworthy that, for last 8 months, Samiti orgnaised many mass agitations in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bolangir, Dhenkanal , Kamakhyanagar & Bhuban in support of both the demands. If State Government would not lift the Lease-bar on 556 Villages coming under BDA to allot Home-Stead Land Pattas to both the Landless & Green Card Holders of Bhubaneswar Tahasil, then we’ll intensify our movement in a very large scale, Er. Hota threatened on this occasion.
RANJAN KUMAR LENKA
State Secretary– Odisha Bhumina Praja Samiti
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