Rayagada Collector Writes To IMFA For ‘Compliance Report’, Deadlock At Therubali Continues

**Rayagada:** Even as the stalemate effected by tribals’ protest against IMFA continues at Therubali in Rayagada district, the much-awaited tripartite negotiation does not seem to have materialized. While the Rayagada district administration had written to IMFA for submitting a ‘compliance report’ on the demands of the agitators, there has been no response from the company’s side so far.

On Sunday, Rayagada Collector Guha Poonam Tapas Kumar wrote a reminder to IMFA’s Managing Director Subhrakant Panda to furnish the compliance report on the demands.

“It was requested to IMFA to furnish a compliance report on the demands of the agitators who have staged dharna for fulfillment of their demands. But till date no such substantial compliance report has been received in this (Collector’s) office till date,” she stated in the letter to Panda.

The impasse has entered its eight day and none of the two parties are ready to budge. While the tribals allege that IMFA has been apathetic to their demands over employment and several other issues, the company officials are not ready to hold discussion with the agitators, said sources.

Among their major demands are – employment, job security, minimum wage implementation, education and healthcare for tribals and local population, and development activities such as sanitation, electrification and street lighting.

“A village Lelipadar is badly affected by the industrial waste discharged from IMFA’s factory. The company has not taken any preventive measures to control it or compensate the farmers. Besides, the company has constructed roads on the ‘Patta’ (Record of Rights) land of tribals without compensating them,” tribal leader Jitu Jakasika said.

On the other hand, repeated attempts by the Reporters of this News Portal to contact IMFA authorities at Therubali, were futile.

Also read: [Rayagada Impasse Continues: Tribals’ Protest Against IMFA Reaches 7th Day](https://www.ommcomnews.com/public/rayagada-impasse-continues-tribals-protest-against-imfa-reaches-7th-day)