Illegal Grabbing of Land by Industry in Odisha

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Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

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In Sundergarh district the farmers have been deprived of scientific apparoach and modern technology for farming. Because, the agencies like Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Agro Polytechnique Centre have failed to come up due to court cases and tribal protest for last 19 months. According to local source, District Administration of Sundergarh had transferred 50 acres of land to OUAT at Bankia in the year 2015 and these 50 acres were part of 79 acres of unused land surrendered by Rourkela Steel Plant to the administration. Now,the members of Adivasi Mulwasi Bachao Manch of Sundergarh District led by Biramitrapur MLA George Tirkey stood strongly against the move by saying that,"the RSP had illegaly acquired the land several decades ago and surrendered the same. It's high time that the land should be returned to the original tribal owners.Moreover, the local residents and various tribal organizations opposed the construction of boundry wall that has already started amid strict police protection.The number of people and household affected is not known.

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Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT)

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Sundargarh Zilla Adivasi Mulwasi Bachao Manch

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