Dubious benefit

the Jharkhand government's revival of the Subarnarekha Multi-purpose Project (smp) has triggered tribal protests in the state. The tribals are opposing the project for the submergence and displacement it will cause in large areas in East and West Singhbhum districts.

"The project would submerge nearly 145 villages in East and West Singhbhum. 2-3 lakh tribals would be displaced, severely affecting their livelihoods. The government hasn't even announced a compensation package as yet,' says Mukesh Muram of the Adivasi Visaph Sangh in West Singhbhum.

The project has been divided into five segments

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