Shimla: Different farmers and social organisations opposing the government’s decision to set up Cement Plant near Sundernagar in Mandi, today formed a Joint Action Committee under the banner of Bhartiya Kishan Sangh. It appealed to the Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal to scrape the M.O.U of cement plant which signed by the previous government in favour of Harish Cement Company.
While talking to media persons, state President of Bhartiya Kishan Sangh Joginder Singh Thakur appealed to the Chief Minister to scrap the M.O.U, as the H.P High Court had already quashed the environment clearance to this controversial cement plant. He also appealed to the government to immediately withdraw the permission from Harish Cement Company to purchase the land directly from farmers as the High Court had held that various clearances were given to the project wrongly by A. Raja, the then Minister for Environment on the recommendation of Former Chief Minister Vir Bhadar Singh.
The representatives of various farmer organisations were also present on this occasion. All the representatives resolved that they would meet the Chief Minister tomorrow. They further accused that certain officials were still favouring the cement company even after the environmental clearances and acquisitions proceeding had been quashed by the Green Bench of High Court of H.P and demanded action against them.