BJD to launch protests against Polavaram project in 7 districts of Odisha today

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to intensify its stir against the project, the party will stage protests on today in front of the district collector offices in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Ganjam, Gajapati, and Kandhamal.

According to sources, the party will submit a memorandum addressed to the President.

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Moreover, the party will carry out a peaceful ‘Hartaal’ on October 7 in all seven districts of Southern Odisha.
BJD has been alleging that the Polavaram project will submerge parts of Malkangiri and Rayagada. Citing that that the approval of the project is a testament of Central and Andhra governments’ anti-Odisha policy, BJD is demanding cancellation of the environmental clearances given to the project by violating norms.