ORISSA - FARMERS AND INDUSTRY BATTLE OVER LAND (101/168)

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The metal road leading to the Vedanta refinery is left incomplete as one of the protesting villager, Dakha Majhi (right) refused to sell that part of his land to Vedanta. In 2003, Dakha's 16 acre agricultural land was forcibly taken by the land mafia and Vedanta Alumina Ltd. associates. He was compensated very little for the same piece of land. He was promised a job in the processing plant but he hasn't been given any job as yet. His small house is right next to the Vedanta processing plant and the entire family suffers from asthma and lung problems because of pollution by Vedanta Alumina. He is the sole income provider for his family of his wife, 3 daughters and his aging parents.
The metal road leading to the Vedanta refinery is left incomplete as one of the protesting villager, Dakha Majhi (right) refused to sell that part of his land to Vedanta. In 2003, Dakha's 16 acre agricultural land was forcibly taken by the land mafia and Vedanta Alumina Ltd. associates. He was compensated very little for the same piece of land. He was promised a job in the processing plant but he hasn't been given any job as yet. His small house is right next to the Vedanta processing plant...
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