Ranjit Gupta (Secretary of Reva Visthapit Seva Samiti) from Anpara (District Sonebhadra Uttar Pradesh) talks about the displacement in the region and the situation now. Government acquired the land in 1978 for a thermal power plant. Then, in 2007, Uttar Pradesh Government gave that land to Lanco Power plant for a 1200 mgw power plant. Lanco officially agreed in document with Zila visthapit samiti that, the company would give a permanent job to one person from each family. But till date, not a single displaced person got a job (whereas, people from various other places are brought here as employees in different positions). People gave notice to the District Magistrate and Lanco officials many a times, but there is no positive response.
You can contact Ranjit Gupta – 9161588535
To support the displaced and demand justice, call the – District magistrate – Chandrakant, mobile – 9454417569
and Lanco HR head – N.N Tiwari, mobile – 9628277222.