Satkosia tiger

NHRC asks Odisha chief secretary to rehabilitate Satkosia villagers displaced by wildlife conservation projects


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday asked the chief secretary of Odisha to complete the rehabilitation and resettlement of five revenue villages displaced due to tiger and wildlife conservation projects in Satkosia in Angul district within three months.

The panel by the NHRC passed an order recently. The case filed by human rights activist and Supreme Court lawyer, Radhakanta Tripathy.

Tripathy raised the issue of rehabilitation and basic human rights issue of forest dwellers of five Revenue Villages in Satkosia wildlife division. The Commission took cognisance of the present complaint on January 30, 2014, and sought a report from the Chief Secretary.

The full article was published by the Hindustan Times on February 20, 2021.