Sambalpur district Congress committee hits street against Sindol

August 23, 2011 at 5:05 pm 1 comment

Following news item is taken from:

Sambalpur, Aug. 22: The Sambalpur district Congress committee today staged a dharna in front of the Sambalpur collector’s office demanding scrapping of the Sindol hydro power project.

“The committee has been opposing the proposed Sindol project since the day the memorandum of understanding was signed. This is an anti-people project. The state government should immediately scrap the MoU,” said Raj Kishore Das, president of the Sambalpur district Congress committee, who had led a protest rally here.

“We will not let the government execute this project. We also oppose any kind of public hearing in this connection. The people of this region have already shown their opposition to the proposed project. The government should withdraw it,” said Das.

“If the government does not scrap the MoU, the Congress will intensify the agitation throughout western Orissa,” he said. Sureswar Mishra, former president of the Sambalpur District Congress committee, said: “The government should right now scrap the MoU signed with the National Hydro Power Corporation for the Sindol project. This project will lead to massive displacement. The government should think of enhancing the water-retaining capacity of the Hirakud dam.”

“Moreover, the government is misleading people by giving false information. It said, 16 villages would be submerged owing to the proposed projects. The contradictory statements are indicating that the government itself is not clear about the number of villages to be submerged,” said Mishra.


Entry filed under: Agriculture, Agriculture and Irrigation, Boudh, Region watch, Sambalpur, Sindhol project, Subarnapur.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. narendra kumar mohanty  |  August 24, 2011 at 8:02 am

    All congress paratymen of western orissa if like they can . It is a golden chance to shwo their capacity atleast being largest opposition party in Orissa to check the sindhol project.Their leading man Mr.Harichandan in Assembly already opined Government that separate Koshal state is creating by paschima orissa baasi only due to partiality done by government .When people of Western Orissa do not like ,why government is interested for Sindhol Project ? It is nothing but to check flood water of costal areas.
    I congratulate all Congressmen for doing good thing.
    thank u


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