Stalling India's Progress by Sanjit Das

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Anti-Posco leader and president of Posco Pratirodha Sangram Samiti, Mr. Abhaya Sahoo, with local villagers in Nuagaon village. Sahoo has been spearheading the anti-Posco movement in Dhinkia panchyat for three years. In October 2008 he was arrested, and spent 10 months in jail, until he was finally released on conditional bail by Orissa High Court. All the residents of this village would be displaced if plans for the new steel works are allowed to proceed. South Korean steel giant Posco continues to face stiff public resistance in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district where the company is setting up India's biggest direct foreign investment project of a 12 million tonne steel plant, at the cost of USD 12 Billion. Villagers have formed an agitating group, "Posco Pratirdh Sangram Samiti" to oppose the construction of the Posco development, which will displace thousands of people and make agricultural land untenable.