Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur : Ahead of JSW Utkal steel limited public hearing scheduled to be held at Gadakujanga on 20 December, amidst anti Jindal groups have launched their stir opposing the project past two week, few JSW senior officials accompanying local PR members and pro industry people were visited proposed project site Gadakujanga, Nuagaon villages on Wednesday and held direct interaction with locals.
The visiting JSW officials included as company deputy managing director Binod Goyel, Odisha head Ranjan Das, vice president Satya Kumar Mallick, human resources officer Subash Parida, zilla Parishad member Itishree Bhuyan, local pro industry leaders as Tamil Pradhan, Rajendra Behera, Narayan Chandra Jena and many others.
During interaction with local people JSW officials clarified that the project will come up after considering locals issues and fulfillment of their demands. The company will take utmost care to satisfy people beofe launching of the project, said deputy managing director Mr Goel, he also visited local Mahavir temple in Nuagaon and Kunjabihari temple in Gadakujanga and performed worship also inspected preparation at Gadakujanga ahead of project public hearing.
On turn the anti-Jindal groups have started their home works holding few meetings in Dhinkia, Nuagaon and Balitutha Panchayat’s have decided to oppose the JSW project citing it will jeopardize their livelihoods, will fetch serious environmental degradation, villagers have demanded immediate cancellation of the JSW public hearing scheduled for 20, December.