Balangir: The indefinite fast by members of the Lower Suktel Action Committee here demanding implementation of the Lower Suktel Irrigation Project entered the third day on Wednesday.
As the condition of a hunger-striker, Kahnu Mishra, worsened, he was shifted to hospital.
Meanwhile, the Balangir Citizens’ Committee has called a Balangir Bandh on Friday in support of the demand for implementation of the project.
Action Committee president Gopalji Panigrahi said that while no communication was received from the district administration so far, some other organisations of Balangir have come forward to support the agitation.
Balangir ADM Sadhab Minz, when contacted by The Pioneer, however, said, “Yesterday I told the leaders of Lower Suktel Action Committee that on 10th of September there will be a meeting (on the issue) in Bhubaneswar.
The process of land acquisition (for the project and payment of compensation is going on satisfactorily.
The major hurdle of acquiring private land for the project is going to be over soon as its acquisition process is on. The spillway construction work is likely to take place September 27.