The World Cement Engineers Organization

Protests at UltraTech’s Khamarnuagaon project

 India: The proposed UltraTech Cement plant at Khamarnuagaon in Cuttack District's Athagarh Block has witnessed protests by locals after it obtained the required 90 acres from the government to start building the plant.

Addressing a press conference, villagers of Gurudijhatia and Khamarnuagaon alleged that they would lose almost all grazing fields for cattle when the land is given to the plant. They also alleged that elephants from the Kapilash and Chandaka jungles would be forced into the villages and destroy crops after a fence is erected around the plant. UltraTech told the media that the plant would be ‘people-friendly.’

Date: 2017-10-12