Bhubaneswar: Tribals from Mahupadar and Temrupali gram panchayats (GPs) in Malkangiri district have been protesting the construction of dam by Chhattisgarh on Saberi River.
Hundred of tribal men and women had on Tuesday participated in a protest march under the banner of Malkangiri Zilla Adivasi Sangh as there is threat that both the villages will be submerged due to construction of the dam across the river.
The Sangh has alleged that though the dam is constructed by Chhattisgarh on its share of the river, it will have an adverse impact on Malkangiri district. The tribals have demanded that the construction of the dam should be immediately stalled or the protest will be intensified.
The issue will also be raised today in the Zilla Parishad meeting in Malkangiri, said sources.