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Protest over Arcelor Mittal plant in Jharkhand

June 10, 2009 15:33 IST
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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

Source: ANI