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A Village under seige: Rediff.com

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The well-respected social activist Prafulla Samantara, national convenor of the National Alliance of People’s Movements, believes such societies should be left alone.

“In the name of development, why destroy an entire ecology and people?” he asks. He is convinced that despite Posco’s promise  to rehabilitate the landowners (with new betel vine farms) and the landless with jobs, the local people will never be absorbed fully by a sophisticated steel mill: “With this kind of development, we are creating new poverty. What right does the government have to do this?”

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Written by janjagriti

October 12, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Posted in Articles, News

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