Keonjhar, Dec 5 (Odisha.in) Padmashree Tulasi Munda has come out open and here led a demonstration for the cause of local tribal.
Hundreds of people belonging to Forest area Network- a network of 160 village protection committee (VPC) and Vana Surakshya Samity (VSS) brought a impressive rally.
Munda who led the rally said they want protection of forest and lively hood of the tribal. “We want demarcation of forest land village wise, right on forest, right price on forest produce, plantation of local fruit bearing trees and cash income plants, market facilities to sail of tribal collection and produce to avoid exploitation.
Besides she said tribal want more power to Panchayat for sail of forest produces, involvement of people and people body while fixing of rate etc.
“The network is helping the VPC and VSS on providing support, making them aware with organizing work shop, meeting etc since last 18 months” said Bira Naik a social activist and member of network.
“The original settlers are exploited till today by different class of people. Government as well as the local administration should take initiative to protect the lively hood and their right, she said.
Munda also submitted a memorandum to the state government through divisional forest officer at Keonjhar.