Affected farmers of 382 MW Sunni Dam Hydroelectric Project demand proper compensation for their land

The affected farmers of the 382 MW Sunni Dam Hydroelectric Project have demanded proper compensation for the land of the affected farmers, employment to the local people, illegal dumping, lifted drinking water projects, road to every village, water, dust allowance, damage caused to animals by dust, There was a strong demonstration outside the Ritwik company office, which is constructing the project, on issues like cracks in the houses, space for pasture, water sources, social impact report, money from Local Area Development Fund, land in exchange, rehabilitation, etc. Hundreds of farmers from twenty villages of eleven panchayats participated in the demonstration. The demonstration was organized by Himachal Kisan Sabha leader, former MLA Rakesh Singha, CITU State President Vijendra Mehra, Himachal Kisan Sabha District President Prem Chauhan, General Secretary Purna Chand Thakur, farmer leader Krishna Rana, CITU District President Kuldeep Dogra, Treasurer Balak Ram, Captain Mast Ram Sharma, Naresh Bhardwaj, Dalip Sharma, Master Ramanand, Thakur Sen, Durga Das Sharma etc. addressed.

Heavy police force remained deployed during the demonstration. After the demonstration, there was a meeting of farmer representatives with SJVNL and Ritvik Company representatives. SJVNL and Ritvik company representatives agreed to resolve the issues raised by the farmers in the meeting. Himachal Kisan Sabha has warned that if the demands are not resolved soon, then the siege and encampment program will start at the offices of SJVNL and Ritvik Company. An indefinite decisive movement will start on the demands of the farmers. Under the framework of this movement, Kisan Sabha will organize a program to make farmers aware by going from village to village. Under this campaign, there will be a grand rally of farmers at the State Government Secretariat, Shimla on November 25, where hundreds of farmers will participate.

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