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Villagers protest against proposed Mittal project

Published by MAC on 2006-10-20
Source: Pioneer News Service ()

Villagers protest against proposed Mittal project

Pioneer News Service | Sambalpur

20th October 2006

Thousands of villagers protested against the proposed Mittal Steel plant in Chiplima area in a public meeting organised at Bhalumundia village under Basantpur gram panchayat on Tuesday.

Villagers of Kalamati, Basantpur and Kardola participated in the protest ater, the villagers submitted a memorandum to local MLA and Commerce and Transport Minister Jayanarayan Mishra, who was present at the meeting.

Sources said the company had selected three places including Chiplima in the State to set up a steel plant in 10,000 acres of land. Mittal Steel was keen on setting up the plant in the area as about 6,000 acres of land had been acquired by the State Government for Hirakud Stage-2 Project.

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