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Trilateral meeting fails to stop unrest at IMFA plant in Rayagada

Rayagada:1/5/18: The unrest in front of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) plant at Therubali in Rayagada continued for the 9th day today as the trilateral meeting held on Monday ended inconclusively.

No decisions could be taken to resolve the protests as the meeting held between the company officials, district administration and a group of agitators led by Jitu Jakasika yesterday at the district collector’s conference hall ended inconclusively.

The agitators group first raised the issue of negligence towards the protesters on the part of IMFA administration and management and put 10 point charter of demands, which were discussed in the meeting.

The demands included employment of local youths providing them skill development training, proper implementation of CSR activities for the development of nearby area and proper industrial waste management that hampering the local farming.

The agitators’ group also demanded release of immediate compensation for construction work done by IMFA on lands of local tribal without their consent.

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