CM instructs officials to evict squatters on potters’ land in Bemetara distt

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Jun 2017 11:44:19


Staff Reporter,


Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today called upon the concerned department officials to take stringent action against encroachers of potters’ land in spite of court’s orders against them. A delegation of potters from Oteband village of Bemetara district met Dr Raman Singh in his weekly ‘Jan-Darshan’ programme and requested him to order eviction of their land by anti-social elements. The village is famous for clay idols.

Dr Raman Singh instructed the Bemetara District Collector to settle the dispute as early as possible. The delegation said that the aforesaid land had been allocated to them decade back to carry on their traditional profession without any hassles. The Tehsildar had in an order on July 31, 2007 allocated the land to ‘Kumhar Samaj’. But still a group of anti-socials are carrying on farming activities on the allotted land. Eleven potters’ families are unable to carry on traditional activity of clay art for the past several years.

The delegation of potters informed the Chief Minister that the decision of Tehsildar, judgments of District Court and Divisional Commissioner had gone in favour of the potters during the past 11 years. A large number of farmers, students, youth, people’s representatives from the capital and various parts of Chhattisgarh thronged the ‘Jandarshan’.

A delegation of citizens from village Kampa development block Bodla district Kabirdham submitted a memorandum mentioning that about 200 homeless poor citizens of some wards at Kampa Gram Panchayat had been left out of the 2011 Economic Census which had made them ineligible to take advantage of the Prime Minister Housing Scheme. Dr Raman Singh ordered Kabirdham District Collector to act on the complaint as early as possible.

Chief Minister assured Village Gailunga (district Jashpur) Sarpanch Malti Pradhan that he would consider the demand for construction of Stop Dam at the village. Dr Raman Singh sanctioned laying of road at Ranitarai village of Balod district on the request of Sarpanch Urmila Sahu. A delegation from village Mudiya of Balod in a memorandum mentioned that the water in three lakes turns green and thick in summer which gives itching sensation to the users. They requested Dr. Raman Singh to give permission to construct concrete drains from Kharkhara water reservoir to village Mudiya. It will give a lot of relief to the citizens. Dr Raman Singh directed the petition to Balod District Collector.

A delegation of Kisan Kranti Mahasangh in a memorandum mentioned that 34 farmers of Charbadi Batagaon near Raipur capital be allotted the land rights. The farmers are occupying the land for the past 20 years. The court gave verdict in favour of the farmers. They requested the Chief Minister to sanction solar irrigation pumps for cultivation vegetables. He assured the delegation that the demand would be considered sympathetically.

44 delegations and 861 individuals met the Chief Minister during the Jandarshan. The people called on the Chief Minister and conveyed grievances and demands through applications. On the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary Moti Ram Chandravanshi was also present.

Utkal Ekta Jankalyan Sanstha Raipur President Rajesh Besra called on the Chief Minister at his weekly ‘Jan-Darshan’ at his official residence. Besra said he wanted to donate Rs 10, 900 towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. He presented a cheque of the amount to Dr Raman Singh. Chief Minister wished him on his birthday. He appreciated Besra’s feelings towards the fellow human beings on his birthday. He said that on three previous birthdays also he had donated the amount to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.