Why This Odisha Village Wants To Merge With Chhattisgarh?


Nabarangpur: Residents of Jamilipada under Chandahandi block in Nabarangpur district have returned their ration cards to their sarpnach. Because, they want to merge with neighbouring Chhattisgarh as they are deprived of basic amenities from the government of Odisha.

The villagers have decided to meet Collector of Gariabandh district in Chhattisgarh on December 23 and CM on December 29 to take forward their decision.

Residents alleged that politicians and elected representatives are only visible during the time of elections with tall promises. But, all their promises turn into pretention after the polls, they said.

Not only the politicians, but also government officials have never ever visited the village, they rued.

Due to the administrative apathy, the village is still to get basic requirements like electricity connection and safe drinking water.

They have also threatened to return their voter ID cards to the Sarpanch.

The sarpanch, however, discussed the issues but failed to pacify them despite giving assurance of all possible helps.

Local BDO has sent a government officer to the village to enquire about their allegations. He directed the official to produce a report on number of residents in the village, facilities provided to them, old age pension and free rations.

Nabarangpur Collector Kamal Lochan Mishra has ordered the BDO to look into the matter and resolve the issues at the earliest.

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