The total population of Dandiapali village of Sundergarh District is 1406.This village has been acquired for the expansion of the National Highway-143 between Birmitrapur and Rourkela.The tribals under Sundergarh Zilla PESA Coordination Committee ( SZPGSCC) had initiated a protest march led by coordinator Santosh Oram. The land is being taken away without Gram Sabha approval. This area is a scheduled area and in all manner, it is violating the provisions of PESA Act,1996. Interestingly, the Gram Sabha members were unaware of the whole procedure.Whereas, NHAI officials said that "the protest is unjustified and the work will be completed within 30 months".This response by NHAI further lingered the matter and created a conflict situation is this area.
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