Lower Suktel Project work resumes in Bolangir

The work on the controversial Lower Suktel project in Bolangir district resumed on Thursday following talks between the district administration and the protesters.

Demanding rehabilitation prior to the beginning of the work of the project, the local women’s organisation had staged a demonstration for the last seven days. They demanded compensation and rehabilitation of the affected villagers as per the 2013 rehabilitation policy.

However, they withdrew their stir after district collector Ashish Thakare, during a meeting, assured to provide compensation and rehabilitate the affected people soon.