rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  gplay

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Business » Protest over Arcelor Mittal plant in Jharkhand

Protest over Arcelor Mittal plant in Jharkhand

June 10, 2009 15:33 IST

Protest over Arcelor Mittal plant in Jharkhand

Angry villagers of the Khuti and Gumla districts in Jharkhand are protesting against the transfer of land to steel giant Arcelor Mittal for a proposed steel project.

Arcelor Mittal has identified 11,000 acres of land overlapping the districts of Khuti and Gumla to set up a 12 million tonne steel plant.

The protest by farmers reflects a larger standoff between industry and villagers unwilling to surrender their lands in a country where two-thirds of the population depend on agriculture for a living.

Video, text: ANI


Image: Protest over Arcelor Mittal plant in Jharkhand

Source: ANI