Jagatsinghpur, Dec 27 (LocalWire) Elected representatives of 13 panchyats of Erasama block on Thursday demonstrated stir and squatted on mass dharana in front of block office protesting large number of alleged irregularities on different development activities.
Protesters claimed there are large numbers of irregularities on selection of different projects under Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas programme, non-acceptance of different projects being decided on Pallisabha and Gramsabha, large numbers of irregularities in Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, irregularities on public distribution system and other projects.
“Poverty-stricken, homeless people of different panchayats are deprived of the housing scheme under Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana because their names are not included on last 2011 socio- economic survey list,” said an agitator.
Without the knowledge of sarapnch, block officials have allegedly included the name of rich people as the beneficiaries of Antyodaya scheme while poor people have been deprived of PDS commodities under this scheme.
Elected representatives of these panchayats alleged that only 50% construction works of toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission have been completed while officials have shown the construction work to be 100% complete by submitting fake documents to the state and central government.
“Many old people and widows are deprived of pension due to monopoly and callous attitude of officials. Hundreds of beneficiaries have yet not received their last installment after completion of the construction of building on different government sponsored schemes,” said another protester.
Irate elected representatives, led by sarapanch of Japa panchyat Tapan Gochyat, sarpanch of Erasama Gitanjali Swain, PS member of Dhinkia Devendra Swain and other sarpanch and PS members’ demonstrated stir and squatted on mass dharana in front of block office on Thursday.
They also submitted a memorandum of their demands to the Odisha Governor, Chief Minister and Jagatsinghpur collector through BDO, Erasana.