Right to Education: We had 4 teachers in 2004, Now we have 1!

Khuturam Sunani from Nuapada district of Odisha is visiting a village in Sinapali block where he talks to students and parents. They tell him that in the school there are 97 students but only one teacher. They tell him that in 2004 they had 4 teachers but that has now reduced to one and children are facing huge problems. They have complained to the authorities but it does not help. Parents are thinking of putting a lock on the school. Khuturam ji says though we have Right to Education now but the situation of many schools in the area is similar. For more Sunani ji can be reached at 09437657625

Posted on: Jul 10, 2012. Tags: Khuturam Sunani

For taking bath you need to trek a day in this Odisha village

Khuturam Sunani from Nuapada district of Odisha is telling the story of a village where people need to travel 10 kms for water. There is one hand pump in the village which does not work. Villagers have dug a well which does not produce more than 10 liters of water per hour. Villagers are dependent on two water streams inside the forest for water. When older people go to stream for taking bath they also need to carry food as the trip takes whole day for them. Administration should look into the matter. For more Sunani Ji can be reached at 09437657625

Posted on: Jun 06, 2012. Tags: KHUTURAM SUNANI ODISHA

Pls call Collector Nuapada to help rescued bonded laborers

Khuturam Sunani is telling us a pathetic story of Paharia adivasis of Dhkunpani village in Nuapada district of Odisha who were forced to migrate to Andhra after forest department stopped allowing them to use bamboo which is their traditional work. There was no other Govt work going in village. The brick kiln owner harassed them a lot and now 26 of them have been rescued with the help of an NGO and local police chief but the labor department is not giving them compensation as per the Bonded labor act. Please call Collector at 09437120722 and Labor officer at 09938524175. For more please contact 09437657625

Posted on: May 24, 2012. Tags: KHUTURAM SUNANI NUAPADA

30 dalit houses burnt but culprits not arrested after a week

Khuturam Sunani is telling us about 30 dalit homes being destroyed in a fire last week in village Lathor, district Bolangir in Odisha. It is alleged that a long existing feud between two groups came to a head through a seemingly innocuous fight at a shop. Apparently the incident of burning the homes was planned in advance. Now 30 families are camping in a makeshift arrangement in a local school. Many people have run away to save their lives. For more Sunani ji can be reached at 09437657625

Posted on: Jan 29, 2012. Tags: Khuturam Sunani

Police on Naxal hunt beats people, steals money in Nuapada

Khuturam Sunani says under the leadership of SP Nuapada a team of policemen went on a hunt for Naxals. Under suspicion of supporting the Naxals, they beat up one young man, resulting in fracturing his arm. The police took away two of his mobiles. In another story the police harassed a couple, and took away money from their house. The police refuted the allegations of causing fracture or of stealing money or goods. Sunani wants that the matter should be inquired into. For more sunani Ji can be reached at 09437657625

Posted on: Jan 28, 2012. Tags: KHUTURAM SUNANI NUAPADA

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