Odisha: IDCO’s boundary wall construction at proposed Posco site runs smoothly

Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur: The ongoing IDCO’s boundary wall construction at proposed Posco site at Nuagaon village under Erasama block has been running smoothly on third consecutive day ended on Tuesday, district administration and police have made elaborate arrangements for maintaining law and order, in spite of straw oppositions by few villagers the works continuing smoothly.
On the other hand sources added that few villagers those had been sacrificed land during Posco land acquisition held in the year 2013 have expressed displeasure due to unavailing unpaid compensation, in this regard villagers have convened a meeting under leadership of Nuagon Panchayat Sarpanch Bidyadhar Mallick on Tuesday, the meeting will decide the locals sentiment over the IDCO’s construction works, sources revealed.
The boundary wall construction work had launched by IDCO on May 18 at Dadhibaban Pada in Nagaon village in presence of IDCO officials, local Tahasildar and police but the construction company who had assigned the works had differed construction due to its difficulties and restored the work on Sunday, one section police force, a magistrate, senior IDCO officers had overseen the works and it had reported sans public resistance.
Meanwhile IDCO authority has cleared that the proposed boundary wall construction would be held in the acquired 2700 acre government land which had retrieved from encroachers clutch for the proposed Posco project, when Posco left the project following state government’s policy the land would be preserved in land bank for future industrial purpose, informed IDCO official Ravindra Mohapatra.
On the other hand locals have not immediately responded IDCO’s boundary wall construction but public resentments are growing due to they are being unanswered to whom the acquired land would be given and which industrial project would be come up in their region in future, informed Tamil Pradhan a pro Posco leader from Nuagaon village. [Ends]

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