Musical appeal pays off: Jajpur administration provides homestead plot to visually-challenged Prafulla

Jajpur: The Jajpur district administration today provided a homestead plot to a visually-challenged person of Kacharasahi panchayat under Korei block days after a video of him making demand for the same through self-composed songs went viral on social media.

The district administration has provided a homestead plot measuring four decimal to Prafulla Kumar Das under the Basundhara scheme of the state government.

Acting upon the direction of Jajpur Collector, Byasanagar Tehsildar Ashok Kumar Majhi and Additional Tehsildar Bikram Kumar Mallick handed over the land deed to Das.

Jajpur Additional Collector (Revenue) Akhaya Kumar Mallick had earlier assured Das of benefits under various developmental schemes of Odisha government.

“The district administration has provided a homestead plot to Das. The Block Development Officer of Korei has initiated process to allot a concrete house to Das under the housing scheme of the state government,” said an official.

Notably, Das had urged the district administration several times to provide him a homestead land and a house under the state government schemes. However, all his requests fell on deaf ears.

Das recently composed a song to raise his demands before the district Collector.

After receiving the land deed, Das expressed his gratitude to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik by singing a self-composed song.

“I had been running from the pillar to post for last eight years to have a homestead plot. Finally, my appeal to the Collector through a song brought the desired results. The officials should listen to the poor and needy people for rapid development in Odisha,” Das said.

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