Rehabilitation and Resettlement of Adivasis of Nuapada District

W.P.(C) No. 6891 of 2020-Bhagatram Majhi Vrs State of Odisha and others | Orissa High Court | Status: Pending | |

In the year 2014, the Odisha Government launched the Biju Expressway Project with the intent of creating an economic corridor. The expressway is 650 Kilometres long moving through six districts of Odisha namely Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Koraput, Nawarngpur, Kalahandi and Nuapada. The said expressway is passing through village Karlakot and Kireikela of Boden Block in NUapada District. The two villages have approximately 30 Adivashi families who have been residing in the village for the last 50 years. Most of the houses mud houses and some juggies.  The Tahasildar had issued an eviction notice on the villagers without granting them benefits under the Rehabilitation and Resettlement benefits.