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Protesters Storm Police Barricades

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Angered by government support for the POSCO steel plant, hundreds of protestors stormed police barricades in Orissa’s Dhinkia. An eye-witness account by MANSHI ASHER

BUT THE unrelenting resistance to the project in the face of coercion, cajoling and various other pressure tactics proves that the stakes are higher for the affected people. The promise of 13,000 jobs used to lure people has had few takers here. Communities are convinced that livelihoods lost will probably be many times those gained. It is a lesson they have learnt after 60 years of ‘industrial development’ in the state that has brought little benefit to them.

Written by janjagriti

October 12, 2008 at 7:26 pm

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