Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SUKTEL WORK CONTINUES AMID VILLAGERS’ PROTEST Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
SUKTEL WORK CONTINUES AMID VILLAGERS’ PROTEST
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC have been clamped in the construction site of the Lower Suktel Irrigation Project with the construction work continuing.
Meanwhile, villagers of Pardhiapali and Koindapali continued their dharna at Pardhiapali demanding compensation to them in accordance with the land acquisition policy of 2013 as they have lost their lands for the project.
Members of the Budi Anchal Sangram Parishad also staged a dharna at Pardhiapali opposing the construction of the proposed dam. Meanwhile, the more than 160 project opponents who were arrested a couple of days ago were released on PR bond on Tuesday.
While the supporters of the project are demanding payment of compensation as per the land acquisition law of 2013, the anti-project villagers have been opposing it from the beginning saying that they are in favour of zero displacement and against big dams.