Paper mill wastewater affects 40 acres of agri land
According to the locals, layers of blackish stuff are found in the fields after the wastewater spilled into the fields following heavy downpour in the region. Since it is the peak time for agricultural activities, farmers are scared about the yielding.
The problem, for which the nearby villagers have been fighting against the plant authorities for past 20 years, has fallen into deaf ears.
In a similar case, ash pond of Hindalco Industries in Sambalpur developed breaches in three separate occasions last month affecting at least 40-50 acres of agricultural land, farmers claimed.