Tuesday, July 14, 2015
B’NGIR TRIBALS DEMAND LAND BACK FROM GRAPHITE FIRMS Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
B’NGIR TRIBALS DEMAND LAND BACK FROM GRAPHITE FIRMS
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Several tribals of Dudukamal village under Belpada block in Balangir district have demanded return of their land captured by many graphite companies.At a meeting held at the village on Sunday, the tribals said, “We want our land back and an end to mining activity and illegal operations in these lands”.The graphite companies like L&Co Graphite, GR Graphite Diamond Graphite have been mining graphite in the area for the past 30 years and a big hole of 200 to 300 feet has been created in the land due to mining, lamented a villager.
“We have been displaced three times. A company of Chhattisgarh has kept 250 acres land of 35 tribals of Dudukamal,” alleged another tribal at the meeting.Tribal leader Basant Majhi presided over the meeting in the presence of Balangir Zilla Adivasi Kalyan Sagha Secretary Niranajan Bisi, President Braja Kishore Singh Bhoi.