18 villagers booked for reclaiming Posco land

Paradip: As many as 18 persons of Gobindpur, Nuagaon and Gadkujang villages were booked by the local administration at Abhayachandrapur police station for reclaiming betel vine land that were earlier acquired for Posco steel plant.

Source said the villagers were trying to plant betel vines in the land.

After the recent decision of Posco to withdraw its project from Jagatsinghpur, villagers who had lost their betel vines have been trying to reclaim their land for cultivation of betel vines.