And finally the last group in the affected area is the fisher folk. Some 20,000 to 25,000 small scale fisher folk work on the Jatadhar River and the bay area adjo. The iron ore mines in Keonjhar and Sundergarth districts will feed the steel mill proposed at Jagatsinghpur, which is home to approximately 4000 families; a total of 22,000 people. Jagatsinghpur also has the dubious honour of being chosen as the site for the captive port at the mouth of the Jatadhar river. But POSCO and the Government of Orissa have got the cart before the horse. Prior to talking about the supposed benefits of this proposed mega-project they should check the facts on the ground.
The local fight against the amassed might and wealth of POSCO -India, the government of Orissa and the government of India, and their attempt to.