I am Vidhya Chanran Mishra from Village Suhira, Post Karsualal, Tehsil Mada, District Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. I have worked Essar Power in Badhora, Singrauli for six months and left in distress. Though my working hours were eight hours per day but I regularly worked for twelve hours and I was paid around 6,000 on the basis of eight hours. I have never been paid overtime. I have raised this issue and also given in writing seeking my compensation for extra time but it’s of no use. As evidence, I have the photocopy of the gate pass which can establish the number of hours that I had put in at work. They also exploit their workers by paying less money than the government fixed standard. The workers are paid Rs 150-160 for 8 hours where in the government fixed wage is Rs 300 for 8 hours. This is my request and appeal to the listeners of Radio Sangharsh, that this project must be shut down and proper wage compensation has to be made to all the workers.
To know more about the issue call Vidhya Charan Mishra- 7772083490
Call District Magistrate- 07805 – 234541 email- email@example.com
Call Labour Commissioner K.C. Gupta I.A.S.- 07312432822 email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lallu Prasad Shah from Village Suhira, Post Karsualal, Tehsil Mada, District Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh; Its shocking to see how the Sarpanch and the Secretary are making money out of people’s hunger. It’s found that our Sarpanch and Secretary are selling the allotted food and oil in black. At times they do even use it for their own consumption, leaving the poor villagers in distress and helpless. The food grains and oil are allotted to the locals by the government at a subsidised rate and such scandal is causing chaos among us. Hence, I am requesting the listener of Radio Sangharsh to help us raising this with the higher authorities.
To know more about the issue call Lallu Prasad Shah- 7581989229
Call District Magistrate- 07805 – 234541 email- email@example.com
Call District Food Supply Officer- 07805-234540
I am Jagnarayan Shah from Village Amelia, Post Karsualal, Tehsil Mada, Districit Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, and I have been an active member of Mahan Sabgharsh Samiti. Since past four years, Mahan Sangharsh Samiti’s has been fighting to save our jal, jagal, jameen to secure the livelihood. Our constant fight to save our pristine forest has resulted in the de-allocation of the Mahan coal block. MSS has been fighting for over four years to implement the Community Forest Right. Finally the incessant hard work had paid off and Independence day, the Community Forest Right has been passed in Gramshabha with full majority. Henceforth, before using the natural resources for commercial use a prior permission needs to be taken with Gram Sabha. It is an important victory for us and we hope that MSS will continue to work to save our forest and right.
I am Jagnarayan Shah from Village Amelia, Post karsualal, Tehsil mada, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. Forest department has illegally given the tender of Budher Tendu leaf collection centre to Bhajandhari Singh who is not even the resident of the Budher village. The villagers of Budher village do not want Bhajandhari Singh to be given the contract of Tendu Leaf collection .With regard to this we have given our application to DFO and Ranger for an immediate termination of this contract. I am requesting the listeners of Radio Sangharsh to act on and create the pressure on the forest department
Call to report – Ranger- 9753262352 Local Nodal officers -9165331267.
I am Anita Kushwaha from Village Budher, Post Jamghadi, Tehsil Sarai, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. The local Leaf collection centre is under Dhajandhari Kushwaha S/O Ramadheen Kushwaha who is not the resident of this village and also not even a part of voter’s list. He was elected as Sarpanch of Singrahi panchayat and he is a resident of Parkhuri village. We don’t want him to operate for the tendu leaf collection centre. We would like to transfer this to local villagers. Last year the collection center was under Bhajandhari Kushwaha and we want him back in the collection center. We have submitted an application to DFO and Ranger on 13th May 2015. I request to the listeners of Radio Sangharsh to support our demand.
call to report -Ranger- 9753262352 Local Nodal officers -9165331267,
My name is Jagnarayan Shah from Village Amelia, Post karsualal, Tehsil Mada, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh
Being an active member of Mahan Sangharsh Samiti, I feel proud that finally our perseverance and determination has paid off. We have won Mahan!! Our four years of peaceful fight to save the Asia’s oldest Sal forest which is also our livelihood will not be auctioned. Mahan Sangharsh Samiti has celebrated this victory as Democracy Festival along with other civil societies on 30th March 2015. Thousands of villagers came together and celebrated this event and also opposed the Land Acquisition Bill. They ripped the copy of Land acquisition bill and buried it to as a symbol of protest against the bill. MSS will continue its peaceful movement to save forest and livelihood.
To know more about event Call Jagnarayan Shah- 7566904239
I am Kripanath Yadav and a member of Mahan sanghash samiti (Village Amelia, Post Karsualal, Tehsil mada, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh) On January 2015 Priya Pillai was offloaded by the government authorities at Delhi International airport.She was on her way to meet the British Parliamentarians to talk about her work in Mahan. Offloading of Priya was violation of her civil rights. On 12th March 2015 High Court Judge Rajiv Sakdar in the landmark judgment pronounced that Government cannot muzzle dissent in a democracy and quashed the Look Out Circular issued by the Intelligence Bureau against Priya. We Congratulate and Thank Rajiv Sakdar for his remarkable judgment.
Greetings to the listners of Radio Sangharsh. I am Akhlesh Kumar Sharma from village Suhira, post karsualal, Tehsil Mada, Dist Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. Road is not only a necessity but also an important element for the development. One such necessity of road is at ward no 14. With the construction of this road, around 200 household will be benefited. But because of RamSagar Sharma there is so much of delay in the construction. It is very difficult to list our problems with the district administration because of his good connections and relation with the administration we lack to register it even as a complaint. Hence, I request the listeners to provide us support and clear our path.
To know more about issue call Akhlesh at 7581989229
To report the issue call District magistrate Raghuraj Rajendran – 07805-234541 and email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Greeting I am Vivek Goyal and welcome to Radio Sangharsh. There is a good news to the listners, one of the oldest sal forest of Aisa has been in controversy and discussion because of strong opposition from local community against coal mining. According to the Government document acquired by Greenpeace’s RTI the Mahan coal block may not be put on auction as it falls in ‘inviolate forests’. Despite getting the Stage II Forest Clarence mining has not begun in Mahan. This is the third time when the Environment Ministry has told the Coal Ministry to deny permission to mine Mahan.
The decision represents a huge victory for the people of Mahan and Greenpeace. If Mahan is inviolate, it also has implications for other blocks in the region like Chhatrasal and Dongrital. This is people’s victory!!
I am Jayaprakash (Village Jhalri, Thana Langhadol, Singrauli),The recent crackdown by the Government of India on the Activist Priya Pilliai is a clear violation of the fundamental rights of an individual. Priya is fighting for the rights of country’s tribal community. She is fighting to save Mahan, which is one of the oldest and largest Sal forests in Asia. This move by the government is in favor of the foreign companies not for the local communities dependent on the forest for their livelihoods and the forest which is also home to several rare and endangered species. Essar Power has violated several rules here in Singrauli by acquiring fake signatures, by forging 6th March 2013 Gram Sabha. Essar Power forged the signatures of people who are even dead or in jail. As Priya Pillai has been fighting this battle since 2011 in Mahan, she was invited by the British Parliamentarians to address the issues as Essar is registered in London. She was “Offload” at immigration at Delhi International Airport on 11th January by without giving any legitimate reasons. We oppose this and insist listeners of Radio Sangharsh to help!
This is not a new story of Kisan Credit card fraudism. One such victim of Kisan Credit card fraud is Mohan Singh of S/O Lalshah Singh (Village Khadra, Post mada, Dist- Singrauli, Madhy Pradesh). He was promised by one broker that the given one lakh rupees will be deposited in his account. But till now the broker has not deposited the money. Regarding this, Mohan Singh has also filed a written complaint in Mada Police station on 29 July 2014. So far the police authorities behavior have been non cooperative and they have also demanded bribe from Mohan Singh. According to him, the bank is also non committal and not cooperating. Each time they are coming with the staged reply that inquiry is on and I will only get the money once the inquiry is done. It’s high time that government should streamline the existing channel and procedure to apply for Kisan Credit Cards to avoid such fraudism. I hope that Radio Sangharsh will help Mohan Singh recovering his money.
Report to Tribal Commissioner Ashish Upadhyay – 9425040333 email- Tribal@mp.nic.in
Report this to District Magistrate Raghuraj MR – 7805 (234541) email- email@example.com
I am Rakesh Kumar Shah from village Basi Virdaha, Post Karsuaraja, Tehsil Mada, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. Through Radio Sangharsh and om behalf of my fellow village communities I want yo request the State of Madhya Pradesh to open a ration shop at our own village. Currently we have to travel more than 10 kilometers to another village to buy rations. There are many instances when we get late and the shop owner simply denies to give us the ration. It will be a great convenience for us if the ration shop gets open at our village. I hope that Radio Sangharsh will help me.
Report this to District Magistrate Raghuraj MR – 7805 (234541) email- firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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)
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.
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
Anita Kushwaha (Village Budher, Post Jamghadi, Tehsil Sarai, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh):
“Budher village’s Ration Shop owner doesn’t give us ration following norms. And when he gives, he does the wrong entry on ration card so that he can blackmarket the rations. I went to take kerosene but he refused to give and said, “your name is not on the slip. It is my choice whether I’ll give or not.”
Laxmi Devi Saket, a lady from Barvatola came to get her ration. 35Kg was written on her slip; but the ration shop owner told her that she could only take 5Kg! She protested saying why should she take 5kg when 35Kg is written on her slip. As a result, the angry Ration shop owner started beating her.
Ration shop owner’s name is Shiv Sagar Vaish and his mobile no is 9669126731. I am requesting the Radio Sangharsh’s listeners to help her and others (who get cheated by Shiv regularly) get justice.”
To know more about this, call Anita 8718939145
Call Shiv (the Ration Shop owner) and ask for a clarification 9669126731
Report this to Food and Public Distribution Department – Babulal Dongre- Dist. Supply Officer 07805 234540 email - email@example.com and Commissioner Dr. Manohar Agnani – 0755 2551479 email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Report this to National Consumer Helpline – http://www.nationalconsumerhelpline.in/Contact-NCH.aspx
Call the District Magistrate Raghuraj MR - 07805 (234541) and report the Ration Shop Owner’s corruption
Call the officer in charge of Sarai Police Station - 07805-271038 and report Shiv’s beating Laxmi Devi.
“Manda Police Station has and its Station in Charge haven’t been taking any action on Tribal people’s complaints. Many illiterate tribal have filed complaints on fraud, But no investigation or proceedings took place on the reports. I demand that the Govt takes strict action on such officers and bring justice for the Tribal people.”
Call Santraj at 8964867223 to know more details on Manda police neglecting the Tribal’s reports
Report to District Magistrate Raghuraj MR at 07805-234541 and email – email@example.com
Report this to Amarsingh Uike (Officer Tribal Affairs- Singruali)- 9425890258
Report this to Commissinour of Tribal Affairs Ashish Upadhyay- 9425040333 and email- firstname.lastname@example.org
“Many heavy vehicles of Essar from different directions are passing through our village, causing huge pollution. These heavy vehicles carry coal. Dust and smoke fill the air, as a result, many villagers are suffering from asthma and tuberculosis. This heavy traffic is also causing road accidents.
On the other hand, as I reported before, Essar power is also not giving the jobs to displaced people. They had already looted our land and constructed boundary wall around it. People who lost their land can’t even enter its premises. They are paying only 150 rupees labor charges to labor. These labors are being exploited in the plant. Essar power has created many problems. They have also bulldozed small houses and trees of people who were living there for more than half a century!. Nobody is listening. Essar officials are like traitors, they are not listening to us. People are anxious and dying hungry. The population of our village is 5000, but only 100-200 people got the job. They have hired people from other state to work in the plant. I am requesting that the company provides the jobs as soon as possible.”
Call Vidya Charan to know more details about the pollution and broken promises by Essar – 9575118805
Report to District Magistrate Raghuraj MR at 07805-234541 and email – email@example.com help Vidya Charan and many others who lost their land and didn’t get anything promised in return – job, plot, compensation.
Report to Health Department and Pollution Control Board (M.P) about the coal carrier heavy vehicle’s causing pollution and adverse health effects on the people of Bandhaura.
Vinod Kumar Shah (Village Suhira, Post karsualal, Tehsil mada, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh)
“My father doesn’t have any Government card – Ration card, MNERGA job card, Karmakarya Card and MukhyaMantri Majdoor card. My father went to get his ration card, where the village secretary asked for fifty rupees. My father didn’t have money, so the secretary didn’t give him the card!
I also applied to add my name in BPL list in Lokseva Kendra Waidhan, but that got rejected. Suhira’s village Patwari asked from me a bribe of 2000 for the BPL card. But I didn’t have it, so my application got rejected. I am requesting to all brothers and sisters help me.”
Call Vinod to know more detail about his problem 9669770849
Call Suhira’s village Patwari Rama Bashor at 9617368190 to tell him that he must stop corruption and help the people the service as expected.
Report this to SDM Ashish Pathak- 9407076810
“Mahan Sangharsh samiti has organized a monthly meeting in village Suhira near Rambharan’s Shop. Many villagers have gathered there. Anhtlal Prajapati (S/O Sugriv Prajapati, village Suhira, tola Gudhritola, ward no.1, post karsualal, tehsil mada, dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh) has been suffering from drinking water scarcity in his hamlet. Many times he filed complaints in the Grampanchayat, but no action has been taken. There is no flowing water or, hand pump or well near his home. I am requesting Radio Sangharsh’s listeners to act upon it and help him to get water.”
Call Citizen Journalist – Kripanath to know more about this water crisis in Gudhritola – 7581814450
Call Suhira’s Village Secretary Ram Bashor and ask for the status of Anthlal’s complaint at Gram Panchayat 9617368190
Call District Magistrate Raghuraj MR -07805-234541
*Note from Radio Sangharsh moderator – we received and published another complaint regarding Gudhritola’s water crisis, and the complainant’s name was Ramlallu.
On 24 Oct. 2104 Friday around 9 p.m., Heeralal (s/o Ramlakhan Shah) and Chandrika (s/o Heeralal Shah) have murdered my son and threw his dead body in the well.
I went to the police chowki to file a complaint for my missing son where Station in-Charge Ashok Agnihotri (Mobile No. 7049133925) didn’t take my report. After this, I myself started looking for my lost son.
On the third day, I found his dead body in the well. And then went to police station again to file a complaint, but the station In-charge Ashok didn’t take my report. He said, “Whatever happened, leave it be! what will you do filing a report? Rather, I’ll to bring the dead body out of the well and postmortem. What will get trapping anyone into this?” He still didn’t take my report.
I am requesting Radio Sangharsh to help me get justice for my dead son taking legal action.”
Your Action needed now!
Notes from Radio Sangharsh team – we published this call on mobile radio platform on 6th Nov. After hearing this call on radio sangharsh phone, some volunteered to call the police station to demand clarification. As per the latest update, two alleged people were arrested this morning. Rambadan still didn’t receive any document (about his son’s alleged murder) from the police yet. He’ll go to take his copy from police station tomorrow. Stay tuned!
“Mahan Sangharsh samiti has organized a monthly meeting in village Suhira near Rambharan’s Shop. Many villagers have gathered.
Here, I met Ramlallu Saket (village Suhira, tola Gudhritola, ward Number one, post karsualal, dist- Singrauli, MP). He has been suffering from drinking water scarcity in his hamlet. There is no flowing water, hand pump and well near his home. He had filed complaints many times at Grampanchayat, but still there is nothing to help him. Ramlallu is requesting to Radio sangharsh’s listeners to act upon it and help him get water.”
Call Kripanath to contact Ramlallu or to know more about his water related problem 7581814450
Call Suhira’s Village Secretary Ram Bashor and ask for the status of Ramlallu’s complaint at Gram Panchayat 9617368190
Vinod Kumar Shah (Village Suhira, Post Karsualal, Tehsil mada, Dist Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh):
“I don’t have any government card such as Ration Card, Food Coupons and BPL card even my MNERGA Job Card is not given to me. I am a poor person and don’t even have a land. I am requesting to Radio Sangharsh to help me to get basic card. My Village Secretary Rama Bashor’s number is – 9617368190.”
Call Vinod to know more details about him – 9713276784
Call Suhira’s Village Secretary – Rama Bashor 9617368190 And demand to know why Vinod Kumar Shah disn’t get any card.
Report this to SDM Ashish Pathak- 07805 (233225)
“I’m reporting from Gadakhar Market, Amelia. All businessmen and people are upset because of the coal dust by Essar powers Coal Dumpers. Essar power carries their coal from this market. Yesterday was Diwali and there are so much of pollution and dust in the market and essar is dredging the water. For last one week, all our food stocks and utensils are covered with black coal dust. Kamal Prasad Shah, Manoj Kumar Tiwari, Santosh Sharma and others called Essar management but nothing happened. I’m appealing to Radio Sangharsh to make pressure on Essar management to act on it.”
Call Virendra to know more about the situation in Gadakhar market 8120487266
Report to Collector Raghuraj MR – 07805-234541
“My Wife received a cheque from the government. I have deposited this cheque at Mandhyanchal Gramin Bank, branch Suhira on 20 Oct. 2014. My wife went back to bank to check whether the money had been credited to account.. Bank Manager told her that there is few mistake in cheque so kindly make it right and gave it back to my wife. My wife Kesh kumari was coming back to home. In between she met ASHA worker Indrapati Sharma and she started fighting and snatched my wife’s cheque. I am requesting to Radio Sangharsh to help him and start preceding strict legal action him.”
Call Ashwini to know more details about the incident 9009083003
“‘Jangal ham chodab nahi, zameen ham chodab nahi, mahur mati hum chodab nahi.’ We will not leave our forest. Until we are given our community forest right, we will not entertain any other conditions from anyone. Friends, we demand that we get our Community Forest Rights under Forest Rights Act. 2006. Those, who are trying to destroy our forest, should stop now and realize that they are doing wrong. and rather know how to save it.”
You can contact Kamla Singh to know more about the villagers’ struggle in Mahan 8359899684
Virendra Kr. Singh (Village Amelia, post Karsualal, tehsil mada, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya pradesh)
“Friends, I’m a citizen journalist.I frequently record message on Radio Sangharsh (RS) and very satisfied with it. Through Radio Sangharsh, our messages are heard everywhere around the world. So far, whatever messages we recorded to RS, we see that there are work going on to help bring out and solve the issues.
Last month, from Suhira village, I recorded a message in RS about 80 year old Babai Shah not getting his old age pension (link to the story – http://bit.ly/1v2QyIo). Now the problem has been solved and Babai Shah started receiving pension.
Rambahor yadav (Village Amelia, Post karsualal, Tehsil mada, Dist- Singrauli):
Mahan Coal ltd was about to come in my village. Company was inspecting the mahan forest area to get hold of the forest.
But friends, truth always wins! We formed a people’s group called Mahan Sangharsh Samiti to save the forest. We have fought together and won as of now. The company was trying to acquire our mahan but we were firm in our stand that we would not give our forest and we haven’t! Now the environment is saved and everybody is breathing in fresh air. We don’t want to give this forest to company.
Call Rambhor to know about the prolonged fight by MSS to save Mahan – 9669889510
“Essar has wronged with me! The Company acquired my land (registry no 569-566) in 2008 and bulldozed it. I didn’t get the job, compensation and plot which were promised to me against my giving away the land. Many times I reported this to the District Magistrate in Public hearings. I also went to the company officials but nobody is listening.
Now the situation is worse and I’m dying hungry. I am reporting this to Radio Sangharsh so that the other people like me get the employment and compensation.”
Call Vidya Charan to know more details about this report – 9575118805
Report this to District Magistrate Raghuraj MR at 07805-234541 and email – firstname.lastname@example.org help Vidya Charan and many others.
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