Rourkela: Hundreds of land losers of Rourkela Steel Plant on Monday staged a demonstration in front of Additional District Magistrate office, Rourkela demanding the return of the unutilised land to the original landowners, as per the order of National Commission for SC and ST.
The protesters gheraoed the ADM office and did not allow the staffs and ADM to come out of office. Later, on police escorts, ADM Rourkela, and other staffs went to their home.
They, however, called off their agitation after the district administration assured them to take up their issue on priority.
Citing the order of National Commission for SC & ST, which had given a direction to the state government to return the unutilized land of RSP to original land owners, they demanded immediate implementation of the order.
Rourkela ADM Monisha Banerjee held a meeting with a delegation of protesters and heard their demands. ADM, however, reportedly expressed his inability to execute the order with immediate effect citing several difficulties.
Aggrieved with the reply of Rourkela ADM, the protesters cordoned off the ADM office and sealed the entry and exit to the office. Rourkela ADM Monisha Banerjee and other staffs could not go out for lunch for hours. Only at about 3.30 pm, they went for lunch in the police escort.