The tribal-dominated districts of Jharkhand, Assam, Bihar, Bengal and Odisha have called for a day-long demonstration on November 27 against the Adani Power Limited. The protest has been called against the government’s move to give away the land to Adani group for a power plant in Jharkhand’s Godda area.
In 2016, the Jharkhand government signed a MoU with Adani Power Limited to set up the plant in Godda, a part of Santhal Pargana region. It is said that the company plans to supply the power produced in the plant to Bangladesh.
The fact-finding team of Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha, an umbrella network of 30 organisations working for the betterment of the common men, on investigating the truth of Jharkhand government’s much hyped MOU with the Adani group to setup a power plant in its Godda district found that the project tells a saga of forceful acquisition of land and severe violation of processes set by land acquisition act 2013.
It has also noted that the project to attain the target has done it all— right from bulldozing standing crops of farmers to lying to people about the potential benefits to intimidating affected people with police brutalities to filing lawsuits and so on.