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The police response angered the villagers, pitting the government and the tribals against one another. If tribals attacked policemen, the district administration lathi-charged tribals and arrested them. Instead of frightening the people, it had the exact opposite effect: the tribals expressed their willingness to give up their life for their worthy cause. All this brings to mind an incident of over 45 years ago, in March 1961, when the tribals launched an aggressive movement in Lohaniguda against a government levy.

But the matter goes beyond the question of employment. The lease of NMDC’s mines ended in 1995, and in the mean time, a report on NMDC’s activities, prepared by the Science and Technology Cell of the Indian government, was published. The cell conducted a survey of the area and concluded that NMDC’s continuous extraction of iron ore had adversely affected the environment in an area up to 35,000 hectares surrounding the mines; the region had been deforested, and its biodiversity and ecological wealth had been destroyed as also the people’s farming land.

The corporation promised them jobs in the plant, but the plant itself is nowhere in the horizon. The only thing that has remained consistent for the tribals is the harassment. ” It’s apparent that after losing everything, tribals only have court cases, hunger and false promises to fall back on. The latest twist in the story offers little consolation. According to PS Upadhyay, the technical director of NMDC, and Alok Mehta, the manager of the Nagarnar project, the plan now is to set up a sponge iron plant with an annual capacity of one hundred thousand tonnes instead of a steel plant.

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