Rayagada, Aug 18
The twelfth and the last Gram Sabha on Niyamgiri bauxite mining issue will be held in Jarapa village under the Muniguda block on Monday. There are altogether 16 members including 10 women in this hamlet.
Sources in the district administration said all necessary arrangements including police bandobast were in place for the seventh Gram Sabha in the district.
” It’s going to be a clean sweep. All the eleven gram sabhas held earlier across Rayagada and Kalahandi have unanimously rejected the proposed bauxite mining project in Niyamgiri hill and the Jarapa exercise will be no different”, a local activist said.