Iron wills speak
Resentment simmers in 27 villages
near Gopalpur-on-Sea, Orissa,
where the Tata Iron and Steel Company proposes to set up a steel plant
on 290 ha of fertile land. Villagers
clarify that they are opposed to the
ousting of people from fertile lands
supporting cashew) coconut and
other fruit trees, and not the steel
plant per se. A delegation has already
met the Orissa chief minister and
another is getting ready to visit New
Delhi to meet the Prime Minister
and stage a dhama (sit-in) if necessary. Meanwhile, vehicles are being
denied entry into the area.
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