Tribals take to streets against construction of irrigation project

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Polavaram (Andhra Pradesh)/Bhubaneshwar (Odisha), July 4 (ANI): Tribals in Maoist hot-bed areas in the country’s east coast took to streets beating drums and shouting slogans against the construction of the Polavaram irrigation project that was given a go-ahead by the previous ruling government earlier this year. Members of agitation group People Against Polavaram Project (PAPP) along with tribal communities from Odisha and neighbouring Telangana state led a march through villages in both states to spread awareness about the consequences of the irrigation project. “The aim of this march is to stop the Polavaram project because, in the name of the Polavaram project, the land of the tribal people is being stolen, their water is being stolen. An ordinance was promulgated by the BJP government last month merging some villages and mandals of Telangana with Seemandhra in a bid to deal with resettlement and rehabilitation those displaced by the Polavaram power project.


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