GUWAHATI, Oct 16 � Members of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today staged a sit-in demonstration in front of the headquarters of the Oil India Ltd (OIL) at Duliajan in support of their demands for hike in oil royalty, 100 per cent recruitment of local job seekers against the vacancies in the OIL and 10 paisa education cess on each litre of mineral oil, among others.
The KMSS said in a press release here that its members also demanded a CBI enquiry into the allegation of misappropriation of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds of the OIL. They also demanded OIL�s support to irrigate the tilling fields of the State.
The KMSS members alleged that OIL has been duping the State of an annual land revenue of Rs 200 crore by registering the land acquired by them in the name of the farmers. Besides, OIL is paying a meagre amount to the farmers whose land they are acquiring. Therefore, there is a need to make these farmers partners of the OIL business, the KMSS members said.
The KMSS claimed in its press release that the chief executive officer (CEO) of OIL assured its agitating members at Duliajan today that by January 16 next, OIL would complete a project to irrigate the paddy fields of five villages on an experimental manner.
He further assured the KMSS members of a departmental enquiry into the allegation of misappropriation of OIL�s CSR funds, said the KMSS in its press release.