Indian Oil Corporation Ltd Paradip oustees stage agitation for benefits

Hundreds of families displaced by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) at Paradip are staging an indefinite dharna at oil refinery project site demanding employment in the company.

Published: 08th August 2019 06:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2019 06:13 AM   |  A+A-

Eastern India Oil Refinery Displaced Families protesting against IOCL (Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

PARADIP: Hundreds of families displaced by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) at Paradip are staging an indefinite dharna at oil refinery project site demanding employment in the company.

Staging the protest under the banner of Eastern India Oil Refinery Displaced Families on Wednesday, the union leaders said IOCL, as well as the administration, neglected those who parted with 3,345 acres of land, including 2,876 acres private and 468 acres government, since the project inception in 1998.

The IOCL and State Government had assured the affected people would be reasonably compensated and special care would be taken to provide housing and employment once the project started, said union president Jadumani Pradhan.

The Centre’s policy to provide 90 per cent jobs in unskilled and semi-skilled sectors have not been implemented at Paradip refinery project though the same is effective in other refinery projects of IOCL in the country, he added.

They also alleged that IOCL has not honoured the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy (R&R) Policy-2006 of Odisha Government to rehabilitate land losers and provide compensation to them as per the policy. Land losers now demand employment to a member of each of the 143 displaced families, remuneration to land loser families for skill development as per qualification and skills, development of rehabilitation colony in Dhinkia and housing facilities and land for those who have not benefited from the scheme, contract work and business opportunity to displaced families.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp