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State-owned ONGC started survey works way back in 1973 in the Changpang area and struck oil in 1981. Nagaland is estimated to have 600 million tonnes of proven reserves of crude oil. Photo: Mhon Kikon

India: Oil company turns back on Naga villagers after spillage

By Mon, Sep 19, 2011 10:41AM UTC Comments Off State-owned ONGC started survey works way back in 1973 in the Changpang area and struck oil in 1981. Nagaland is estimated to have 600 million tonnes of proven reserves of crude oil. Photo: Mhon Kikon

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) fled Nagaland in May 1994 in the face of stiff opposition from both the people and militants. The oil exploration giant returned to the state a few years ago to resume operations, since a semblance of peace had apparently returned in the backdrop of the ongoing ceasefire between...

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