The Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS), which is spearheading the anti-Posco movement at the proposed site of Posco's mega steel project in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, on Saturday opposed the socio-economic survey in the affected villages.
With Odisha govt allegedly using force during the last phase of land acquisition for Posco`s mega steel project, residents of the proposed plant site villages, mainly women, are armed with chilli powder to take on cops.
Anti-Posco leader Abhay Sahu was arrested on Saturday in connection with several cases, including a bomb blast in which three people had been killed at the proposed steel plant site in Odisha`s Jagatsinghpur district.
At least 31 people, including women, were booked for protesting in a semi-nude condition against South Korean steel major Posco`s plant in Odisha`s Jagatsinghpur district two days ago, police said Saturday.
Amid tension in proposed Posco plant area where three anti-project activists were killed last night while allegedly making bombs, Odisha government on Sunday resumed land acquisition for the mega steel project.