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Update on Sindol project and protests at different places of western Orissa

People say no to public hearing on Sindol:

Outfits boycott Sindhol public hearing meet:

 Orissa’s plan to build 3 hydro power projects hits road block:

Uproar over Sindhol projects, plans likely to be shelved:

Sindol project rocks house:

Mass dharna against sindol project:


August 22, 2011 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Protest against Sindol power project in western Orissa

State bows to Sindol ire:

Govt to hold public hearing on Sindol Project:

Government’s secretive move clouds Sindol project future:

 Cong to oppose Sindol plan:

 Sindol on BJPs mind:

 Sindol projects opposed despite Govt ‘clarification’:

Sindhol issue rocks Assembly for second day:

Protesting Sindhol: Parallel I-Day held in Sonepur:

Proposed Sindhol power projects opposed in west Odisha:

CM bid to appease W Odisha residents with lift irrigation:

Orissa to lift water from Sindol barrages: 

August 19, 2011 at 8:23 am Leave a comment

Sindol protesters mull single platform: The Telegraph

Folowing item is from the Telegraph:

Sambalpur, Aug. 17:The Sindol Bruhat Jala Bidyut Prakalpa Birodhi Kriyanusthan Committee today staged a dharna to protest against the setting up of the proposed Sindol hydropower projects. Several political and apolitical organisations, activists from Boudh and Sonepur districts joined them.

The activists sat in front of the office of revenue divisional commissioner northern division at Sambalpur.

Workers of the Biju Janata Dal were also seen at the meeting. Among others, former state unit BJP chief Suresh Pujari, former MP Bhabani Shankar Hota and several local leaders were present. The District Bar Association is spearheading the agitation.

“People from adjoining Sonepur and Boudh districts have also arrived here to support the agitation. The government should cancel the proposed hydropower projects. Efforts will be made to bring in people of the three districts under one banner to oppose the Sindol projects,” said Suresh Pujari.

“If the government does not cancel its proposal, an anti-Sindol agitation will be organised in Bhubaneswar as well,” added Pujari.

Some among the protesters said that people who had been displaced by the building of the Hirakud and Rengali dams have yet to be rehabilitated.

“Water retaining capacity of the Hirkud reservoir has decreased considerably thanks to government negligence. The government should think of reviving the existing hydropower units in the state. Instead, it has decided to start new power projects,” said Harekrushna Hota, a resident of Huma.

August 18, 2011 at 8:50 am Leave a comment

Orissa government to hold public hearing on Sindol hydro-power project

Following is a report from ET:

BHUBANESWAR: Bowing to public pressure, the Orissa government has decided to conduct public hearings before launching the Rs 2,600 crore Sindol hydro power project, which has been facing stiff protest from the affected people and political parties including the ruling Biju Janata Dal. The public hearing will be held at three sites where barrages are proposed to be built.

The three sites of the project- Sindol-I (100 MW), Sindol-II (100 MW) and Sindol-III (120 MW) – are located in Sambalpur, Boudh and Sonepur districts. The Orissa Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC) had on July 21 signed a MoU with NHPC Ltd for this project.

“We will take views of the local people before going ahead with the project,” state energy minister Atanu S Nayak told reporters here adding that the state government will ensure that the locals get the optimum benefit out of the project”.

The state government had been claiming that no one would be displaced or no agricultural land be submerged due to Sindol project. However, the locals do not trust the government and have come out openly against the project.

On Wednesday, the people in Sonepur observed a 12-hour bandh at the district headquarters opposing Sindol project.

The ruling BJD MLAs from the three districts have also expressed their concern over the state government’s action of signing MoU for Sindol project without reading public mind. Health minister Prasanna Acharya, food and supplies minister Niranjan Pujari and former minister and sitting Birmaharajpur MLA Padmanav Behera, have meanwhile expressed their displeasure over the state government’s action of going ahead with the controversial Sindol project without consulting the people’s representatives.

August 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm 1 comment

Sindhol Project: Shri Prasanna Acharya, Shri Niranjan Pujari and Shri Padmanav Behera demand “public hearing and guarantee on zero displacement”

Following is a report from the Sambad:

August 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm Leave a comment

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