The people of Dhinkia in Odisha are protesting against land grabbing in the guise of development as Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) starts work on its 1200 km long Paradip-Hyderabad pipeline project. A report by Surya Shankar Dash.
Odisha’s Government conspires to grab land from the people affected by COVID-19 lockdown and Super Cyclone Amphan for the proposed JSW Utkal project. Surya Shankar Dash reports from Odisha.
An Adivasi village demolished by the Forest Department in Odisha during the ongoing lockdown, leaves at least 32 families without any shelter, reports Surya Shankar Dash.
While the COVID-19 virus continues to make its way through the population, infecting larger numbers of individuals every day, the Adivasi Dalit communities of Odisha are at great risk due to the state government’s decision to allow mining activities and continue operations in mineral production factories across Odisha, writes Surya Shankar Dash.
On 25 February, 2020, the people of Dhinkia in Odisha, held a Palli Sabha which unitedly and unanimously declared that the villagers are in complete opposition to the proposed JSW Utkal project on their farm and forest land. A ground report by Surya Shankar Dash from Dhinkia.
The Odisha Government has refused to return the illegally acquired land on POSCO’s exit and announced other companies would be able set up projects on the same land. A year after POSCO’s exit, JSW Steel would be setting up a huge steel plant at the same site. The people of Dhinkia Charidesh are prepared to face the onslaught of the mining mafia all over again and defeat the steel behemoth one more time, writes Surya Shankar Dash.
Odisha Government intensifies its war against the Dongria Kondh on the eve of Republic Day, writes Surya Shankar Dash.
In a latest crackdown, five activists from the Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti were arrested by Odisha Police yesterday, in continuation of brutal repression on the anti-mining struggle by Vedanta and the Naveen Patnaik Government. A report by Surya Shankar Dash.