NAYAGARH: Members of Nayagarh Zilla Bikas Manch held a press conference at Jadupur village here on Saturday raising concern over distressed tribals in the area. The members alleged that irrigation has taken a backseat in the district while there is no connectivity to remote pockets, no developmental projects for the down-trodden and health service and education sectors are in shambles.
Stating that tribals and the poor are yet to taste the fruits of Independence, Manch convener Raghav Mallik demanded financial support to them by Government, construction of cold storage for farmers, a paper mill at Daspalla as promised by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and revival of Nayagarh Sugar factory.
He further demanded Municipality status for the Nayagarh NAC and new NACs at Odagaon, Rajsunakhala, Nuagaon and Gania. He also demanded to make Godipada a block and Buguda colony in Daspalla into a Gram Panchayat. The manch has threatened to launch agitation and stage sit-in before all GP Head quarters from December 27 till the grievances of the district are addressed.