On 17 November, 2018, hundreds of villagers of Balarampur village in Dhenkanal district of central Odisha clashed with the police to prevent felling of sal trees in the old forest of Jhinkargadi which has about 5000 sal trees . The trees were being cut down for a proposed liquor bottling plant by P & A Bottlers Pvt. Ltd. The groundbreaking ceremony of this brewery project worth Rs. 102 crore was conducted by the chief minister Naveen Patnaik on 3 November 2018 through a video conference . The construction of the project was supposed to begin on November 8, 2018 but has been on halt due to ongoing protests to protect and preserve the forest .