Ballarpur Industries Limited (BILT) is India’s largest manufacturer of writing and printing (W&P) paper. One of its manufacturing unit ‘Sewa paper Mill’ located in village Gaganapur, Post Office Jeypore District Koraput Orissa - 764 002. This plant produce Easy Print, Bilt Image Copier, Sunshine Maplitho quality paper .
People living in peripheral villages of Sewa Paper Mill, alleged that agricultural lands have been damaged by the toxic water released by the paper mill. Villagers have claimed that they have to sustain heavy losses because of untreated effluents released in the surrounding areas.
Agitators also claimed that many times they have approached factory officials to release their waste water through a pipe but to no necessary measures have been taken by the officials .
Over 10,000 people of Jeypore block in Koraput district have decided to start a massive campaign against Sewa Paper Mill to protest air and water pollution in the peripheral areas .