Hindalco ash pond breaches again, 3rd case in one month
Earlier on August 16, ash pond of the company developed a crack and the overflowing ash water allegedly affected about 10,000 acres of agriculture farms.
According to local people the polluted ash water had flowed into nearby low-lying areas as well as the Sambalpur distributary canal, affecting a major chunk of the paddy fields. The heavy rain triggered situation which led to the formation of black thick layers on the fields, had raised question on paddy yielding, farmers observed.
A similar incident had occurred on August 7 which farmers claim affected nearly 30 acres of farming land of nearby areas.