Friday, September 22, 2023

Mati Kala Board ignoring Kumhar community

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Jadugora: Members of Yuva Kumhar Samiti, Kolhan, here on Sunday alleged that the Mati Kala Board of the state had ignored the interests of the original khatiyan holders of the state.

Expressing resentment over the non-inclusion of Khuntkanti potters from Kolhan in the Mati Kala Board, the potters said their interests were put at stake. They also alleged that outsiders had been made members in the Board which was not a good step.

They decided to meet Chief Minister Raghubar Das in this connection and hand over a memorandum to him to demand necessary amendments in the decisions taken by the Board.

Other demands that would be raised before the CM include Scheduled Tribe status for the Kumhar community, construction of houses and shed for potters and supply of firewood as fuel to the community members.

Among those present at the meeting included Anita Parit, Uttam Bhakta, Dhruv Bhakta, Sanjeev Bhakta, Manoj Kumar Bhakta, Ashok Kumar Bhakta, Nirupama Bhakta and Sanjay Bhakta.

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