Nawarangpur: Struggle for Land and Dignity of Life

Village after Village had almost a similar tale to tell, irrespective of whether they were Revenue Villages or Jungle Gaons (Forest Villages). In the Villages of Gaibandha and Dhokrikut in Chaklapadar Gram Panchayat of Jharigaon Block though they were Revenue Villages there were no roads, tube-wells or potable water supply as well as no electricity. In Telibhata and Nagjodi Villages in Umarkote Block which are designated as Jungle Gaons where over 100 families reside there is no sign of electricity, roads or water anywhere near their vicinity. Residents claimed that between July to October every year they were entirely confined to their homes as their Villages are cut-off from outside due to rains and absence of any roads.