Kandhamal: The proposed eco retreat project at Daringbadi in the district ran into rough weather as locals staged a protest against it on Tuesday alleging that the administration had not consulted with them in this regard.
As the officials reached at the site to conduct a survey at Saringirpi village under Daringbadi block, hundreds of people gathered there and raised slogans against the administration. They also blocked the road by burning tyres to express their resentment.
Though the officials tried to pacify the agitating villagers by assuring them of informing the higher authorities of their grievances, the latter did not relent. Finally, the officials had to leave the place.