BJD Gheraoed Collector Office demanding new survey in PLO under Brajrajnagar Municipality

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Jharsuguda : Jharsuguda: Today more than 300 workers of BJD of Brajrajnagar Municipality mostly women’s had gheroed Collectorate office demanding quick action on the PLO (Poor Left Out) list and ordering a fresh survey for the Poor Left Out .
According to the BJD, in a survey conducted in the year of 1997, a total 8060 BPL cards were distributed under Brajrajnagar Municipality. During 2003 Municipal Council Brajrajnagar vide its letter no. 3159 dt. 14.07.2003 requested to that time collector of Jharsuguda to issue a new BPL cards surrendering the old BPL cards. Blaming the administration that they left out as many as 4354 cards out of 8060 BPL cards and have treated motherly to the people of Brajrajnagar.
They also blamed the administration that the survey was not being properly conducted. According to the memorandum handed to the Collector, says that In 2001, the Population of Brajrajnagar was 76,957 (Orient Paper Mills was closed down in 1999), in 2011 the population was shown as 80,370 which meager increase of about 4% . But as per Govt. statical report during one decade the population growth is about 10% or 1.5% per year. For which the survey of Brajrajnagar Municipality area is far away from the actual fact and figure. Due to which many poor people of this area is deprived of getting their fundamental rights as provided by the constitution.
BJD workers have demanded a Fresh survey for the Poor Left out for issue of BPL cards. If not they would intensify the agitation to protect the interest of poor.
In this regard,Jharsuguda Collector, Guru Prasad Mishra have told the agitators that this information has been already sent to the principal secretary. However, within seven days time necessary steps will be taken.
Sri Kishore Kumar Mohanty , Ex OLA & MLA , Jharsuguda , Kulamani Dash , President Biju janta Dal , Brajrajnagar, Nand Kishore Agarwal , Chairman , Brajrajnagar Municipality , Jayant Dixit , Vice Chairman Brjn Municpality, Sadhana Samant Ray , Ravi Soni along with many other leaders were present in this gherao.

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