Villagers join hands to oppose petroleum project

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 12:55

Ratnagiri: Local villagers have formed a `Sangharsh Samiti` to put up a stiff opposition to the likely land acquisition process for a proposed petro-chemical project at Lote Parashuram industrial area in the district.



According to sources, the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) is likely to establish a petro-chemical project in the area, for which, around 3,000 acres of land around Boraj Nigade, Satvingaon, Methe, Lavel villages is required.
Therefore, residents of these villages have come together to oppose the proposal.
The District Collector also held a meeting with the villagers to know the reasons behind their opposition. Officials of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) were also prosent for the meeting.



PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 12:55

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