Jamshedpur: Following Jharkhand High Court judgment ordering Tata Steel and its wholly owned subsidiary, Jusco, to give water and power connections to 106 slums — 86 under Schedule V of Tata lease, along with 20 others beyond its jurisdiction, the residents of the slum areas greeted loval MLA Raghubar Das for playing a key role for fighting for the cause of slum dwellers.
Das was garlanded during a function organised at Bhuiyandih Durga Puja maidan.
The high court had passed the order based on a PIL filed by Chandrashekhar Mishra, president of Bustee Vikas Samiti — an umbrella organisation of 86 slums — on May 18 this year.
The PIL had demanded civic amenities, including water and electricity connections, in slums located within a 10km radius of the Tata Steel lease area.
Patron of Bustee Vikas Samiti and BJP legislator Raghubar Das, who played a key role in this fight for water and power connections, expressed his satisfaction.
“We welcome the court’s decision. It was promised by the steel major when the lease agreement was renewed in 2005. We will make sure that the people get the benefits”.
The Bustee Vikas Samity, an organisation fighting for the cause of the slum dwellers, which has been demanding ownership rights of the slums, has welcomed the decision. conducting a slum survey.