Updates from Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti

March 1, 2013

PPSS Update : February 26
Appeal for a United Struggle

There is no regard for democracy in corporate raj-the Odisha Government is proving it again and again by ignoring and repressing the popular resentment in our area against forcible land acquisition for POSCO. The government is also behaving as if it does not care at all even if people across the globe appeal it for marinating calm and restraint. Despite that our people’s resolve to fight and drive out POSCO remains totally unaffected. We are continuing daily peaceful demonstration at Patnahat village against the patrolling of at least two platoons (about 60 personnel) of armed police in the Govindpur villages. It is needless to say that government is not willing to part with its terror tactics. Democracy is at stake.

Now we need a united struggle to tell the state in clear terms that what they are doing for corporations like POSCO is not acceptable in a democracy. We call for a nationwide movement in support of the villagers’ struggle against the integrated steel plant to be set up by POSCO in our land. We are fighting with the government of Odisha, tooth and nail, for the past eight years. We appeal to all the major political parties, intellectuals, people’s movement and individual groups across the country to join us. Unless and until there is a united fight, the governments in the state and at the centre would continue their ‘anti-people’ policies and ‘oppression’ in the name of development.

Undertaking forceful land acquisition process for POSCO is aimed at negating the forthcoming amendment of 1894 Land Acquisition Act. The government is in a hurry to complete land acquisition before the Bill is passed. Once the new policy comes into effect, it will become more
difficult for the government to implement the project as it is being opposed by all our villagers.

On 15th February 2013, PPSS organized a protest demonstration at Bhubaneswar, the state capital of Odisha. The representatives of different political parties like Congress, BJP, CPI, CPI(M), Forward Block, RJD, Samajwadi Party, CPIML, CPIML (liberation), SUCI (communist), CPIML (new democracy) , Aam Admi Party and different human rights organizations like PUCL , NFFPFW and Janabadi Writers Organization joined hands to oppose the project. In a unified voice, they said that the state government has no right to acquire land forcibly. Whatever was done at Gobindpur village is undemocratic, illegal and above all criminal in nature.

Please click here for a fact finding report on the human rights situation prepared by Delhi Forum and Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore.
PPSS Update : February 11

PPSS leader Mr. Abhaya Sahoo ends his fast.

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, i.e. on 10th February 2013, Mr. Abhaya Sahoo, the chairperson of PPSS was persuaded by the villagers and visiting activists from across the state and outside to call off his six-day hunger strike as the state government suspended temporarily the forcible land acquisition process owing to the resistance on one hand and the support and solidarity the movement received from across the globe. The PPSS wishes to thank all those who expressed their support and solidarity with the movement. Though it is difficult to predict the next move of the government but they might not resort to forcible
land acquisition now since the state assembly’s budget session is about to start soon.

As you are aware, Mr. Abhaya Sahoo , had to launch an indefinite hunger strike since 5 February 2013 in protest against the illegal land acquisition by the government. He demanded immediate withdrawal of police forces from Gobindpur village. Due to the heavy protest from the villagers, the government has been compelled to stalled land acquisition work. Needless to say the withdrawal of police from Gobindpur is our moral victory. Although a majority of the armed police personnel had been withdrawn from the site outside Gobindpur where land was being acquired for POSCO by the State government by demolishing betel vineyards, two platoons of police are still camping in the village.

We have decided to continue our mass peaceful demonstration at Govindpur till the police completely withdraws from Gobindpur village. Today, prominent social activist Dr. B.D. Sharma is joining with our villagers at Gobindpur village.

Officials of POSCO and district administration lunch together:-
In the media, POSCO –India is repeatedly saying that it has no role in the forceful land acquisition. We are attaching herewith a photo where the POSCO India official at Paradip Mr. S.N. Singh, General manager Construction, (in red shirt, second from right) was having lunch with the district collector S K Mallick (Second from left in sky blue shirt) and Superintendent of Police (Extreme left in Khaki). You can get the more details in this link.


POSCO-India is providing all such logistical support at the site to drive out the people. If the district administration will work as the agent of POSCO, how the common villagers will have trust on the administration to get justice. We would request friends not to trust POSCO India press notes as they are sharing blatant lies. They have been instrumental in unleashing a terror in the area by engaging paid agents and goons. At the same time they are trying to portray a very good image about themselves with the friendly elements in media. You may also know that the recent fraud committed by POSCO-India. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has slapped a penalty of close to Rs.10 crore on one of its associate companies in India, POSCO India Delhi Processing Centre (IDPC), for alleged tax evasion. The customs department has also ordered the confiscation of goods worth
about Rs. 200 crore imported by the company.

We would request you to please keep a watch on POSCO and to please remain in touch with us –the victims and potential victims of POSCO’s

Hoping for solidarity,

Prashant Paikary
Spokesperson, POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti
Mobile no-09437571547
E-Mail – prashantpaikary@gmail.com

PPSS Update : February 8

Dear Friends,

As you may be aware our leader Mr. Abhaya Sahoo had to take the extreme step of sitting on hunger strike till the time withdrawal of armed police force from our area is completed. His fast has been going on at Patna Hat village since the morning of 5th February 2013 though he is not in good health.

While thanking you all for the support and solidarity you have been extending to the movement which certainly keeps our hope alive even when forcible displacement and despair knocks at our door, we do also appeal you on behalf our agitating villagers to please come and join us physically at the site of the Dharana in Govindapur and Patana Hat. You may be a leader/activist of a political party or a social movement or a progressive intellectual, a media person, does [not] matter where you belong to – please come and join us in the peaceful demonstration at Govindpur against the government’s coercive action to forcibly dislodge us from our land and livelihoods.

We have already informed you about the happenings on 3rd February dawn when police force forcefully entered Govindapur village and blocked the area from all sides and started beating our villagers mercilessly. Our women are complaining about torture and sexual atrocities in the hands of the police. [The police] did also pull down trees and betel vines, the major sources of our livelihood.

On 6th of February 2013, the district administration of Odisha was forced to halt the operation at around noon when hundreds of women and children formed a human barricade and told the police : ‘Kill us first before you proceed further,”.

A large number of activists from CPI, CPM, CPI ML, Liberation, Forward Bloc, Samajwadi Party, RJD and members from different social movements also participated in the demonstration. The supporters and activists of opposition Congress and BJP also joined the gherao agitation lead by Com Raja. It seems that the government would resume land acquisition work today.

Social activist Swami Agnivesh was scheduled to visit Gobindpur village today to express solidarity with our villagers.

We don’t understand the Odisha government’s determination to go ahead with the forceful land acquisition process for the steel plant despite the fact that Posco does not have an environmental clearance for the project. The environmental clearance given by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on January 31, 2011 was suspended by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on March 30 of 2012.

Posco does not even have a memorandum of understanding with the state government now. The one it had signed on July 22, 2005 lapsed on July 21, 2010 and no fresh MoU has been signed so far. So what is the basis on which the state is acquiring land for the project?

Even the palli sabha meeting of Govindpur, and the gram sabha meeting of Dhinkia panchayat on 18 October, 2012, more than 2000 residents unanimously voted against diversion of land for Posco’s project under provisions of the Forest Rights Act 2006. The ongoing land acquisition is a blatant violation of the Forest Rights Act as the rights over forest lands in our area are not being recognized and vested and consent of the Palli Sabhas has not been obtained by the State government.

There is a clear indication that the government is acting at the behest of and for the benefit of the private company and is in a hurry to begin work even when the new land acquisition bill is being considered by the Parliament, which mandates consent of nearly 70% people in a village before acquiring their land for any project. The project is also facing court cases relating to allotment of iron ore mines and water as well.

We have been questioning the project’s potential to generate jobs for the people and the net benefit the country will get after sacrificing land, water and doling out concessions to the foreign company. The government is completely silent on its part to discuss the issues involving the project.

At this juncture, once again, we earnestly appeal you to join us and express your solidarity with villagers of Govindpur.

Click here for photographs from the protest against POSCO’s land acquisition

Hoping for solidarity,

Prashant Paikary
Spokesperson, POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti
Mobile no-09437571547
E-Mail – prashantpaikary@gmail.com

Support for the anti-POSCO resistance

* Korean Civil and Labour organisations condemn State violence on anti-POSCO villagers

* Support Letter by French Civil Society to Anti-Posco Movement

* An Open Letter from concerned citizens to the Chief Minister of Odisha[pdf]

* Letter of Concern from Global Forest Coalition at the barbaric action of police proposed POSCO project area in Jagatsingpur district of Orissa[pdf]


PPSS Update : February 5
Thanks for your support and solidarity with PPSS. Any single step taken anywhere in the world in extending support to us does inspire us to continue our just and peaceful struggle against a mighty company and its henchmen in our government. Yet, the forcible land acquisition continues despite protests and solidarity expressed with us-just for a foreign company.

Today i.e. on 5th February 2013, our villagers resisted when 12 platoons of police (around 400 police personnel) made a flag march along with the officials of POSCO-India, state revenue department and Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) to acquire a patch of 700 acres of land of Gobindpur village. During the resistance, some of the school children have been injured. These children while staging a rally demanding the removal of police force from the area came face to face with the police force which was on a flag-march. Due to the heavy presence of police force, tension prevailed in the area. The POSCO-India officials are busy in providing food and other logistical support to the Police and other officials.

The Jagatsinghpur district collector Satya Kumar Mallick repeatedly said in the media that “the land acquisition process in Gobindpur was going on peacefully with the consent of villagers and we have deployed police force to protect the villagers from the threat of PPSS”. This is false and misleading. Actually 80 per cent of the people were against handing over their land. If the people are giving their land voluntarily, then why the police is entered in wee hours of Sunday which was a holiday and started beating the villagers in which 18 villagers were injured. Four of the injured including three women were seriously hurt. The way the administration acquired the land without the consent of the villagers is undemocratic and uncalled for. We are attaching herewith the video link http://www.indianexpress.com/videos/business/25/protester-police-clash-at-posco-site–/15258. One Sangram Mohapatra, the land officer with the state-run Orissa Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO), was seen mercilessly beating a protestor with a stick. The footage also showed the officer dressed casually in a red sweater over a white shirt moving from one place to another and dragging some children across the protest site. He has no police or magistrate power.

On 2nd February, the administration crushed millions of betel leaves as the vineyards came crashing down under tractors. The crushing of beetle leaves is continuing with the presence of heavy police force in the Govindpur village.

On 3rd February, The leaders of six political parties-Congress, Samajwadi Party, RJD, CPI, CPM and Forward Block joined with the villagers at Gobindpur and severely criticized the administration for “forcible” acquisition of land for the Posco project.

You may know that on 30th March 2012, the national Green Tribunal (NGT) suspended the environmental clearance of POSCO. However the district officials are demolishing beetle-vines and tree felling exercise at Mathsahi locality of Gobindapur in the presence of Jagatsinghpur district Collector S K Mallick, Superintendent of Police Satyabrata Bhoi and other officials. This is clearly undemocratic and illegal to make this attempt when the matter is sub-judice.

The chairperson of PPSS, Mr. Abhay Sahu is on an indefinite hunger strike at Patna Hat since this morning with demanding immediate withdrawal of police force from the village. He will not break the fast until police forces are withdrawn from the area.

At this juncture, we earnestly request the concerned citizens, progressive intellectuals, social movements, to join us at Govindpur village and save the villagers from clutches of a cruel, tyrannical, profit-minded pro-corporate state power. If this struggle is crushed so badly we doubt if there will be another struggle anywhere which will be able to drive out such monsters from any part of our country.


Citizens Groups Protest at Orissa Bhawan Against Brutal Police Violence on Anti POSCO Protesters
Support to PPSS pour in from Across the Country



February 4, New Delhi:
Reacting to the inhuman attack on women and children by Orissa Police at the crack of the dawn on February 3rd, citizens groups across political spectrum today staged a dharna at Orissa Bhawan, New Delhi. Protesters joined by All India Students Association, National Alliance of People’s Movements, Delhi Solidarity Group, Inqulabi Mazdoor Kendra, Socialist Front and others barged inside the Orissa Bhawan and forced the officials to come out and talk to them. At the intervention of the Delhi police protesters moved out of the premises but continued the protest outside. Speaking at the protest, Vijay Pratap said that there is only ‘company raj’ in Orissa and there is no legitimacy to it, before 2014 elections movements across the country need to come together and expose them. Sandeep Singh, AISA said it is completely inhuman to beat up children, whose right to protest has been accepted by National Commission of Child Rights Protection.

Surya Das, activist – film maker, said that current round of acquisition is completely illegal since there is no MoU, National Green Tribunal has suspended its environmental clearance even then they are carrying the land acquisition, for what ? Madhuresh Kumar, NAPM, added that UPA government is complicit in this too, since they are standing for a company which has been fined Rs 10 Crore by Department of Revenue Intelligence for tax evasion. They should be blacklisted from carrying out any business rather than rolling out red carpet for them. Sanjeev Kumar, Delhi Solidarity Group, brought to fact hundreds of false cases filed against the activists by Orissa state, many of who are living in constant fear of arrest or have already been arrested and then secured bail. Protesters submitted a memorandum to the Joint Commissioner of the Orissa Bhawan, who assured conveying the concerns to the government.

Support to the Posco Pratoridh Sangram Samiti also poured in from all across the country. In a letter Medha Patkar, Maj General Sudhir Vombatkere & Sister Celia (Karnataka), Sandeep Pandey, Arundhati Dhuru (Uttar Pradesh), P Chennaiah & Ramaksrishnan Raju (Andhra Pradesh), C R Neelakandan (Kerala) and others of National Alliance of People’s Movements wrote to the Chief Minister condemning the police violence and brought out all the illegalities with the project. They demanded immediate withdrawal of the police force, false cases against activists and also no further land acquisition, since the project has no legal sanction and is against the wishes of the people.

National Forum of Forest People and Forest Workers, People’s Union for Civil Liberties, People’s Union for Democratic Rights, Housing and Land Rights Network, Praja Rajya Vedike, BIRSA Jharkhand, All India Forum of Forest Movements and many other organisations from across the country condemned the brutal attack on peacefully protesting women and children. It is extremely inhuman and against all the laws that Police presence in the area has been increased and used to increase the tension and instill fear in the people. People’s Movements stand in solidarity with the Posco Pratoridh Sangram Samiti and struggling people of Orissa and will continue to oppose any plan for furthering interests of POSCO in the area against people’s wishes.

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Update: Protest on 4th February at Odisha Bhawan, Chanakyapuri at 11 AM against brutal police crackdown on villagers resisting land grab by POSCO.
Called by AISA-RYA

Update as of February 2nd, 2013

Police enters our village, beat women and children, arrested villagers and cut trees

In the wee hours today (at around 4 am) the police has entered into our villages and beaten up women and children, arrested some of our villagers (number is yet to be known).

As we have intimated you earlier that the police force has been gradually swelling in our area amidst our continuing human chain and Dharana in the Balitikira-the boarder of Govindpur and Dhinkia villages of Jagatsingpur district, the police has deceptively entered to the villages with full force at 4 a.m. today. Our people sensed their possible move at around 2 o clock night and alerted the villagers by ringing bells. Gradually women, children, male members started getting accumulated at the Dharana place. At 4 a.m. the police entered and attacked the women and children first. The male police have ruthlessly beaten our women who were lying on a human chain. Some women have been severely inured. The Police have thrown our children like flowers, some of whom are injured. Some villagers have been arrested by the police and been taken to custody. At the moment we do not have exact numbers as the situation is too tensed on the spot. The police have started breaking our betel vines and cutting the trees forcefully. More and more numbers of our villagers have come to the spot and a war like situation has arisen. Our committed villagers are facing a mighty 12 platoons of police force.

We fail to understand the decision of the state to acquire land when the National Green Tribunal has already suspended the environment clearance to the proposed POSCO project in our area. Naveen Patnaik is behaving like an agent of the POSCO company.

As the situation is too alarming, we appeal all our friends to protest against the barbarism and call/write/fax to the Prime Minister, Chief Minister of Odisha and Chief Secretary of Odisha, Home Minsitry, Odisha appealing to immediately stop the police brutality and withdrawal of the force from our area. Please call to your respective MPs and MLAs and raise your protest against them urging them to oppose the illegal move. Write to NHRC also.

We request our media friends to rush to our villages and see the situation in their own eyes and report.

We will intimate further developments soon.


Update as of January 22nd, 2013

Dear Friends,

As you know the police have made its presence heavy in our area and regularly conducting regular flag to intimidate us.

Despite provocation, for the past nine days, our villagers are continuing the peaceful protest against theforceful acquisition of our land for Proposed steel plant by POSCO at Balitikra along Govindapur- Nuagaon border and the protest will continue for the indefinite period till the Government and POSCO management withdraw themselves from our area. The villagers including children and women are keeping a round-the-clock vigil at the entry points to the village to stop the Government and Posco officials to come to the site villages.

As you know the Odisha government is making an unlawful and illegal move to acquire our land without taking the consent of our villager into consideration and avoiding the unanimous resolution passed in recently held Gram Sabha against diversion of forest land for Posco project. Recenlty our chairperson of PPSS, Mr. Abhya Sahoo said that the Jagatsinghpur District Collector was misleading the people of the State that 80 per cent of the villagers of Govindapur wanted the establishment of the Posco plant. Sahoo dared the district Collector to prove it. “I would withdraw the anti Posco agitation, if the District Collector can prove that 80 per cent of the villagers support Posco,” he said.

Further the mines issue is sub-judice, environmental clearance is under suspension and there is no Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) . The state government has been unleashing savage repression and violence on our democratic movement. This is a clear illegal attempt of POSCO to acquire land for the project by bribing the State Government, the district administration and the local politicians.

In a resolution adopted at its national executive meeting held at Bhubaneswar, state capital of Odisha, the Communist Party of India ( CPI) asked the state government to withdraw the project from the area and resolved to oppose any industrialisation through repression and at the cost of vibrant agricultural economy. CPI national council secretary and MP Gurdas Dasgupta told .”We are opposed to farmers’ land to be invaded by multi-national companies,”

In this juncture, we strongly demand the state government to refrain from any anti-people and violent actions, withdraw the Posco project from our area and allow us to decide our fate.

Here is an article written by Anant Mariganti, Biju Mathew and Sirisa Naidu published in Economic Political weekly (EPW) that exposes the faulty NCAER report to justify POSCO’s cost-benifit analysis.

Requesting you to sign the e-petition and circulate.

In Solidarity,
Prashant Paikary
POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti
Update as of January 11th, 2013
10 Police platoons on spot and 8 platoons more likely to reach and cordon our area – PPSS

Dear Friends,

In the mid-night of 9th January, the police filled in two vehicles entered into the Dhinkia Village secretly in order to arrest Mr. Babaji Charan Samantary aged about 65 years, of Dhinkia village in false cases. However, once our villagers became aware about it, they readied for defense. The vehicles went away.

Mr. Samantary who worked as postmaster in Dhinkia for 28 years, was suspended on 14/12/2007 on the ground that he was not willing to give his land for the proposed POSCO project. Despite of the suspension , Mr. Samantary voluntarily continued his work and delivered the post everyday, for about 7 – 8 months. However, around July, 2008, the bag of post was not sent, and since then the basic service delivery like post office has been arbitrarily closed in the Dhinkia village and villagers are not receiving any letter to their area.

From 9th January 2013 evening onwards, the government has deployed 10 platoon of polices near to our villages. We came to know that the government is bringing another 8 platoons of police to deploy today.

Apprehending the police operation at any time, the villagers are united and erected barricades, refusing entry to outsiders to their village. Both Men and women have kept a strict vigil 24 x 7 and disconnect all the village connecting road to Dhinkia and Govindpur village.

Friends, as you know, the National Green Tribunal have put the project on hold on environmental and forest rights ground project on 30th March 2012. It is completely illegal on part of the state government to announce resumption of the process at the proposed plant site. But since elections are approaching both the Congress in the centre and BJD in Odisha are trying their best to mobilize election funds which will be held at 2014.

At this juncture, we earnestly appeal to all our friends to express the solidarity with our villagers and request our media friends to rush and cover the government’s illegal activities from the ground zero.

In Solidarity,

Prashant Paikary
Spokesperson, POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti

Update as of January 4th, 2013

Dear Friends,

We strongly condemn the recent declaration of the District Collector, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha to acquire 700 acres of land for the establishment of the POSCO’S integrated steel plant . You may remember that the forceful attempt by the state administration was halted at the proposed plant site area since December 14, 2011 following the killing of a man over construction of coastal road to connect to our village Dhinkia.

On 28th December 2012, speaking to the media, the Jagatsinghpur district collector SK Mallick said that . “The state government has decided to start activities from tomorrow. We have already taken the consent of local residents for starting the work,”

The statement of the district collector is totally false and misleading. We would like to appeal the district collector to show the evidence in support of the local people’s consent. Rather, on 18.10.2012, the Gram Sabha of of Dhinkia Panchayat passed resolution reiterating their demand to stop proposed diversion of forest land without recognition of forest rights and without obtaining the informed consent of the Gram Sabhas of the concerned villages which is a statutory requirement under Forest Rights Act. In this regard, the Ministry of Environment & Forests in the guidelines issued in July 2009 and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in the guidelines issued recently in 12th July 2012. Further the Minister of Tribal Affairs in his letters of November 19th and December 7th, 2012, to the Minister for Environment and Forests, has stated that no forest land can be diverted without the full implementation of the Forest Rights Act and the consent of the affected Gram Sabhas.

The Gram Sabha has further informed the state government that any diversion of forest land for the proposed project without complying to the provisions under Forest Rights Act would be a violation of the law and statutory rights of the local communities.

Since National Green Tribunal has suspended the environmental clearance granted to the project on 30th March 2012, it is illegal on part of the state government to announce resumption of the process at the proposed plant site .The environmental clearances granted for the proposed private port and the proposed POSCO steel plant have already expired on May 15th, 2012 and July 19th, 2012 respectively. Hence any further action will be tantamount to be violation of the provisions of the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006. Further, there is no renewal of the memorandum of understanding with the company which has expired in June 2010.

It is a matter of great concern that ignoring the above glaring illegalities involved in the project the State government is deliberately subverting laws of the land, rights of the affected communities and decisions of the Gram Sabha and is encouraging illegal takeover of land in favour of POSCO.

On the other hand taking advantage of the undue favour shown by the State government and in active collusion with the state POSCO has offered the so called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) package of Rs 2000 million for peripheral development with the clear intention to woo and divide the people and to weaken the people’s movement. This is how an unholy empire of criminals, crooks and wrong doers is building with the full complicity of the administration.

Against this impending threat of forcebly land acquisition, we are planning to hold a mass demonstration at Balitikiri ( Govindpur Village boarder) on 6th of January 2013 ( Sunday). Police has already lodged 230 false cases against our people and put our four villagers viz. Bibhuna Mahapatra, Alok Swain of Dhinkia village and Achyut das, Nivaran Das of Patna village in the jail. Democracy and our right to dissent and protest are being brutally assaulted by the so called democratic government of the state. Despite of all kinds of false propaganda, intimidation, false cases and threats of forcible eviction has not demoralized our people and they are doubly determined to take the struggle to its logical end that is till POSCO is driven out of the soil.

At this juncture, we are expecting you to also help us by contributing in any possible way according to your capacity. As your support shall be the strength of the people.

We request you to come with your own ideas of protest. You can also lodge your protest by writing the following authorities by keeping the following demands.

1. Immediate withdraw of the recent declarations to acquire our land in violation of law.

2. The Gram Sabha resolution be respected and the Forest Rights Act be implemented in letter and spirit in the affected area.

3. The State government must stop diversion of forest land for the proposed project in violation of Forest Rights Act 2006.

In Solidarity,

Prashant Paikary

Spokesperson, POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti

Mobile no-09437571547

E-Mail – prashantpaikary@gmail.com

You can write to the following :

1. Naveen Patnaik
Chief Minister, Odisha
Tel. No.(O) 011 91 674 2531100,011 91 674 2535100,
011 91 674 2531500, Epbax 2163
Tel. No.(R) 011 91 674 2590299, 011 91 674 2591099,
011 91 674 2590844, 011 91 674 2591100,
Fax No- (91)6742535100
E Mail: cmo@ori.nic.in

2. Murali Chandrakanta Bhanadare, Governor of Odisha,
Fax No- (91)6742536582

3. Shri B K Patnaik, Chief Secretary, E-mail: csori@ori.nic.
Phone no – 0674 – 2536700
0674 – 2534300
0674 – 2322196
Fax No – 0674 – 2536660

3. S.K. Mallick , District Collector, Jagatsinghpur,
Contact number 09437038401, Fax no – : (91)6724220299

4. Superintendent of Police, Debadutta Singh. Mobile no-09437094678, dmjsp@ori.nic.in

5. Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
Tel no-+9111-23016857
e mail: manmohan@sansad.in

6. Sonia Gandhi:
Tel Phone no – (91)11-23014161, (91)11-23012656,
Fax- (91)112301865, soniagandhi@sansad.nic.in,

7. Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission of India,
Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi 110 001,
Tel: +91 11 230 74448, Fax: +91 11 2334 0016,
Email: chairnhrc@nic.in

8. Shri. V.Kishore Chandra Deo
Minister of Tribal Affairs
Ministry of Tribal Affairs,
Room No. 400 ‘B’ Wing, Shastri Bhawan,
New Delhi- 110001

9. Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan
Minister of Environment & Forests
Ministry of Environment & Forests
Paryavaran Bhawan,
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi-110003