CUTTACK: Opposition to the diversion of water from Mahanadi river to industries has begun mounting with locals associating themselves with the Mahanadi Banchao Andolan to stop work on laying pipes for the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) refinery project at Paradip.

Protestors led by former minister and BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra, former MP Anadi Sahu, committee convenor GC Hota and former