Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed at the OCL public hearing venue at Rourkela as hundreds of men and women belonging to nearby villages sat on a dharna opposing the meeting.
People under the banner of “Sundargarh Zilla Adibasi and Mula Adibasi Banchao Manch” have protested the public hearing for the third time. They demanded that Grama Sabha should be conducted to take villagers’ opinion regarding the project first.
Officers from the district administration and OCL employees were present at the venue. In view of tension, adequate police personnel have been deployed at the spot.