By November 5, 2012

Jharsuguda: Early morning, Vedanta Aluminum’s Ash Pipe had burst due to which nearby land had been covered with Ash slurry.  This incident took place at Musulkani Village under Jharsuguda Block Kurebaga Panchayat.

In this regard, Villagers of Kurebaga Panchayat along with Women had gathered huge numbers in front of Vedanta Gate No. 2 protested against the company and demanded for the compensation for the same blaming that their lands had been affected due to this Ash Pipe bursted.

In this Dharna , Tularam Nayak , Ex- Sarpanch of Kurebaga Srikant Nayak , Amrita Nayak , Sahdev Nayak , Kustu Patel , Kishori Nayak along with several villagers were present.

According to the sources, Vedanta‘s Officer Mr. Bharjin Lakara of CSR Wings had come to talk with the villagers but it turned to be unfruitful. However, seeing the outrage, police force along with Jharsuguda Thasildhar Rajendra Minz had reached the spot and has assured the villagers that the compensation would be provided as per the government norms.

But the villagers who were adamant and stuck with their demand were later on evicted by the police.

As per the villagers, the people who have been affected due to this were Chandra shekhar Nayak , Bibisan Nayak , Bisiketan Nayak , Chudamani Nayak , Muza Nayak , Kuber Nayak.

In this context, The Company Officials had blamed that last four months their Ash Pipe is being continuously stolen by the scrap mafias because of which they have increased its security forces around the Ash Pipes.

They have also told that the Yesterdays also some miscreants were trying to cut the pipes due to which the ongoing Ash slurry busted out of the Pipe. However, when the management learnt about the incident and immediately closed the ash slurry and ordered for repairing and presently the pipe is being repaired now.  In this context an FIR is also being given in Badmal Police Station.