'Paradeshappana Mutt residents not to leave village'

The village comes under Tiger Conservation Project-Bhadra Reserve Forest

Addressing a news conference on Thursday, Lokesh said that there are as many as 40 families living in Paradeshappana Mutt and District Administration has decided to shift this village to some other place because the said village comes under the Tiger Conservation Project-Bhadra Reserve Forest.

He said that land was identified at Shiravolalu village in Vasthare hobli and Chithavalli village.

The plan was to provide 38 acre of land for the displaced families. Now, since MLA has told District administration that the identified land will be utilised for some other public purpose, there are no possibilities of these families getting land.

What has left these residents in dire straits is the fact that they had stopped cultivating the land because of the uncertainty whether they would be staying in the same village or not.
Now that they know that they will not be given alternate land, the residents have decided not to leave Paradeshappana Mutt.

 They have decided to write to Human Rights Commission, President of India and Supreme Court informing about the situation prevailing in the village.

Grama Hitharakshana Samiti President Virupaksha said that though they have been demanding the Deputy Commissioner and various other officials to provide land, over the last 9 years it has not yielded any result.

He said that they would take to farming against in Paradeshappana Mutt, instead of running from pillar to post demanding for alternate land.

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