Author: Debabrata Mohanty

Odisha to build India’s first resettlement colony for climate change victims

Source(s): Live-Mint/Hindustan Times, HT Media Limited

The model colony for the displaced villagers of Satabhaya would be built at Bagapatia in Kendrapara district at a cost of Rs. 22.5 crore in the first phase.

The Odisha government is planning to build India’s first resettlement colony for people affected by climate change, officials from the chief minister’s office (CMO) said on Sunday.


“The sanctioned funds would be utilised for the construction of houses, drinking water, electricity connection, road and other facilities for the displaced people,” said the official who did not wish to be named.


Before the last village went under seawater, the state government had in 2008 started the process of relocating the people of the Satabhaya gram panchayat and shifted 571 families to the resettlement colony at Bagapatia, around 12 kilometres away, by 2018. However, the living conditions of the relocated families were no better due to the lack of basic amenities.


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