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AISF opposes privatization of Gelakey oil field

A Correspondent
JOYSAGAR, April 27: The Sivasagar District Committee of the All India Students Federation (AISF) has strongly opposed the proposed process of privatization of the Gelakey oil field of the ONGC in Sivasagar district. The students’ organization in a press release issued on Thursday said that the Gelakey oil field is a very old oil field of Sivasagar district and that the ONGC had explored natural oil and gas from this oil field since 1966. The oil field was still showing good production and profit to the ONGC and engages hundreds of local persons as workers and employees. Besides, many unemployed youths have also been getting contract work facility in the oil field and that in greater Gelakey area the oil field is the only source of livelihood for hundreds of local families. That being the reality, the AISF has opposed the proposed privatization process of the oil field in the greater interest of the local people.