Villagers protest against Naitwad-Mori Hydro Power Project construction


Villagers protest against Naitwad-Mori Hydro Power Project construction

Anguished with the use of heavy explosives during the construction of the 60-megawatt Naitwad-Mori Hydro Power Project, villagers of Naitwad and Bainol villages in Mori block have launched a protest against the construction of the plant being helmed by Satluj Jal Vidhyut Nigam.

The villagers have been obstructing the construction work since past four days alleging that the explosives have damaged many houses in Naitwad village. They demand that at least one member of the affected families must be given a job by Satluj Jal Vidhyut Nigam.

Kalam Das, gram pradhan of Naitwad village, told TOI, “ Satluj Jal Vidhyut Nigam is bending laws using heavy explosives to construct a tunnel for hydro power project, due to which more than half-a-dozen houses have got damaged in Naitwad village, which is merely 500 meters away from the construction site. However, the Nigam is adamant on the use of explosives despite several appeals. Villagers have no option but to protest against the company.”

Echoing Das, Kitab Singh, another villager, said, “Before the start of the construction work, the company assured us that it will give jobs to at least one member of the affected family Read More

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