Bolangir: Intensifying their agitation against the Lower Suktel project, locals of Bolangir town gheraoed the office of the district collector here on Thursday.
Scores of people, under the banner of Bolangir Kriyanusthan Committee, gheraoed the office of the district collector Ashish Thakre to press their demands.
They alleged that despite repeated demands for rehabilitation of the displaced people and distribution of ex-gratia, the state government and the district administration have not taken any action in this regard.
They claimed that the displaced people would be swept away by the flood water if they are not rehabilitated before the onset of the rainy season.
They also threatened to intensify their agitation if their demands are not fulfilled soon.
The protest by the Lower Suktel Mahila Mahashangh near the spillways work site of the project is still on.