Villagers oppose project on Ang river, seek permission for euthanasia from President

Opposing vehemently the construction of a project on Ang river, villagers in Padampur subdivision in Western Odisha have sought permission for euthanasia from President Ram Nath Kovind

The agitated villagers have started sending post to the President of India seeking euthanasia as they are don’t want to leave their birth place for ever.
As per information, to save Padmapur sub division of Bargarh district, successive governments have been planning for a project over river Ang to make the entire area irrigated to combat with the drought.

But villagers have been protesting the project since beginning as a result the project has been pending since last few decades.The state government even made a change in the design and the project site has been shifted to 15 km away from Padmapur, but villagers are not willing to accept it.

If Ang project is taken up at least 30,000 villagers of 32 villages will face displacement from their own land.The project will fully submerge 11 villages and partially submerge 21 villages. This apart, 3,912 acre agricultural land, 212 acre forest land and 947 government land will also be submerged.

Villagers likely to be displaced by the project said valuable forest and mineral resources will be under water forever and pleaded that it would better to die, instead of leaving home land.

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