In Odisha, Adivasis Face Displacement for Adani’s Godda Coal Supply


On September 3, a little after noon, a large contingent of police arrived at Barhabans village – about 50 kilometres northwest of the steel township of Rourkela in the Bisra-Birkera taluka of the Sundergarh district in Odisha – along with workers of the South Eastern Railways who were there to start work to lay a second railway track alongside an existing line. The expansion of the railway is underway because the route will soon be a lot busier with trains carrying coal from the Dhamra port in the state to a power plant under construction by the Adani group in Godda in neighbouring Jharkhand.

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