Sambalpur hails Sindol scuttle

The government’s decision to cancel the MOU of the Sindol Hydropower Project has received a mixed reaction in Sambalpur. While several organizations and individuals hailed it as “people’s win”, others feel it’s a political decision in view of the forthcoming panchayat polls. However, by and large there was an unanimous feeling of happiness in the region at the decision of the state government.

Sindol Sangharsh Samiti welcomed the decision, while vowing to continue its fight to protect the interest of western Odisha in the coming days. Convener of the Samiti, Sapan Mishra said in a press release on Tuesday it is a “win” for the people as the project was anti-people and the government was forcing the project on the people without taking their consent into consideration. Convener of Sindol Bruhat Jalaprakalp Birodhi action committee Siba Narayan Sahu also expressed happiness at the decision.

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