Archives for December 2014

MSS wishes Happy New Year to Mahan’s saviour

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Jagnarayan Shah (Village Amelia, Post Karsualal, Tehsil Mada, Dist Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh) I am an active member of MSS and dependent on Mahan forest for livelihood. MSS is grateful for everyone who has stood up for our cause! And also wish a very Happy New Year 2015 to all the people who have supported our fight for saving Mahan forest and livelihood. People who live far away from the Mahan forest but have shown constant solidarity in several ways. Our livelihood has been saved because of your efforts and honourable Supreme Court’s ultimate decision to deallocate illegal coal blocks. But we are hearing that the government is planning to auction of 76 coal blocks in 2015 .This means our livelihood and the Mahan forest again will be in danger! I appeal to people who have supported us previously, to help us fight for our right again. It’s only because of people power that we have managed to reach this far in our struggle.

To  everyone listening to Radio Sangharsh, I humbly appeal to please spread awareness on the issues related to our land, our forest and our home.

My education, my right!!

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I am Deepu Kumar Shah. I am studying at Shaskiya Inter School, Karsualal in Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh. The board examination is just round the corner and I am yet to fill the form and complete my registration for the board examination. The school administration and teachers  registered half of  students (53) as private not as regular board students. I am really concerned about myself and don’t want to waste my year.
Hence, I request the listener of Radio Sangharsh to help!
To know more call Deepu – 7566253784
Call District Education Officer Ranmat Singh – 07805-234716, 9425927763
Call Disttrict Magistrate Raghuraj MR (IAS)- 07805 (234541) email- dmsingrauli@mp.gov.in
Call Eduation minister Paras Jain – 0755- 2550631, 2523175

Not another Bhopal Gas Tragedy!!

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I am Kripanath Yadav, an active member and activist of Mahan Sangharsh Samiti. I went to Bhopal on the 30 anniversary of the gruesome 3rd December 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which left the country paralyses. Even after three decades people are still waiting for the normalcy to return. The tragedy which slayed thousand innocent lives will remain fresh in the heart of the victims and the generation to come. The government talks about bringing development and if development comes at the cost of million lives then one needs to introspect the true meaning of it. Many government came and gone but the victims of the gas tragedy still waiting for the justice. 30 years back, government did the similar promise of generating employment and reviving lives of thousands in Bhopal, which the government is doing for Singrauli now. I don’t want another Bhopal in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. India is bearing the cost of development in the form of deformed kids and a paralyzed generation. Bhopal Gas Tragedy has just remained any other solidarity opportunity for organizations and an error of judgement for the government. I refuse to let any foreign company destroy my pristine forest in Singrauli.  Hence I appeal to my fellow friend not to support any factory without accountability in your area. We have already seen in Bhopal how dangerous they can be. Thank You!!

Bad Roads- a never ending plight!

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I am Umesh Kumar Tori from Dhanbad. The plights of bad and beaten roads are not new in our country. One such road is the NH32- the road which connects Dhanbad and Ranchi in Jharkhand. The coal capital of Jharkhand is probably suffering from the worst conditioned roads. The bad roads are causing frequent and regular accidents. The best thing is that the Ministers, Senior Officers regularly take this road but they just don’t care and are absolutely unperturbed by the road condition. It’s difficult to find whether there is a pit on the road or the road in the pit? Despite of the regular allotment of tenders to maintain NH32, unfortunately the condition of the road remains the same and deteriorating further. Dhanbad provides a major chunk of revenue to the state government and despite that it is suffering with the menace of bad roads. It nearly gives me a nightmare when I think of the roads in other districts. I request to all you, call to our district magistrate and help to solve this problem. 03262312401

Call Umesh to know about the bad conditioned NH32 – 9798545001

Anganwadi – a reality or a hogwash?

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Anita Kushwaha (Village Budher, Post Jamghadi, Tehsil Sarai, District- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh).
I am Anita Kushwaha of Budher village of Singrauli. The Anganwadi system of this village is at complete chaos! Irregularities run free in the Anganwadi distributing system. The appointed workers, Senapati Kushwaha and Bhanmati Kushwaha are not only not performing their assigned duties but also refusing to distribute food items to the villagers. The food and sweets allotted are consumed and used for personal benefits of certain individuals. The whole rationale behind having Anganwadi is to provide primary education to children and basic food and amenities to pregnant ladies. But here, assigned Agnanwadi teachers are illiterate and exploiting children and women. The chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan asserts that every child should receive a compulsory basic education but the existing scenario in my village is just stating the opposite.
Hence, I request the Radio Sangharsh to raise my concern and help us!!

To know more about the issue, Call Anita – 8718939145
Call to SDM Swarochish Somavanshi – 07805 (233225)

A song, with love – from Mahan

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Kamla Singh is singing a folk songs from heartland of India, Singrauli.

To know more about folk song contact Kamla Singh – 8359899684

Mahan Sangharsh Samiti at NAPM, getting stronger!

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Kripanath yadav (Village Amelia, Dist- Singaruli, Madhya Pradesh)
I’m a member of Mahan Sangharsh samiti (MSS). MSS is fighting for saving livelihood and human rights, standing against injustice. Not only in Singrauli, but MSS is also working across the country, connected with other people’s movements and organizations. Our struggles have reached international levels now, getting stronger day by day.
Recently MSS participated in NAPM national meet for people’s movement in Pune, Saneji Guru Memorial, from 31 Oct to 2nd Nov 2014.   From MSS – Kripanath, jagnarayan Shah and Akshay Gupta participated in it. We had great interactions, had learned and shared experiences with other Activists from different parts/movements/organizations of India present there. I am requesting to Radio Sangharsh’s Listeners to join us and be a member of MSS to strengthen us further and help solve problems. Our fight with continue!”
Call Kripanath for more details 8435770225 to know more about MSS’s experience at NAPM.

CM Helpline isn’t helping, Santraj says

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Santraj Singh (Village Rampa, Post Rajmilan, Tehsil Mada, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh)
On 8 Sept 2014, I have filed a complaint on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister’s CM help line,  and the complaint no was 200933. That didn’t get resolved. So again on 29th Oct 2014, I filed the complaint again and got a new no. 367454. Months passed, they haven’t taken a single action to address my problem.
I ask, then why are people sitting in the CM Helpline when they don’t want to do anything? I am requesting Radio Sangharsh to help me know why no action has been taken yet and about the process so that my problem reported to CM helpline is solved.
You can call Santraj to know more about his complaint 8964867223
CM Helpline Complaint tracking – http://www.cmhelpline.mp.gov.in/grievance.html

What will they choose? Getting neglected by corrupt administration, or settling matters themselves!

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Umesh Kumar Shah, Student – Class 8, Saraswati Shishu Mandir (Village Amelia, Post karsualal, Tehsil Mada, Dist Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh):
“Greeting, brothers and sisters! I would like to thank you all who, looking for justice, record the problems on Radio Sangharsh and the officers who try to help.
I want to say that the main road of my village is in very bad condition. And our Sarpanch (village head)  Santosh Singh is just a name. Even if he sees people fighting while he’s passing by, he ignores and walks away. If you go to Police station to file complaints, then the police asks for bribe. The people here are unable to bribe. And in that case, police simply send them back with a few words of consolation and advice, even if it is the case of murder or death, the investigations are delayed.
But, if we, the common people are denied justice every time, people will stop depending on justice by law and won’t go to police station anymore. Rather, the people would start settling the matters themselves. So, I request the listeners to help us get justice as we deserve.”
Call Umesh – 8120080491 to know more about the law and order situation in his village.
Report this call to the District Magistrate; Shri Raghuraj MR  – phone – 07805 (234541), email – dmsingrauli@mp.gov.in