The Orissa Forest Mazdoor Union (OFMU) has threatened to start agitation all over the State if the bamboo cutting operation was not started in the jungles within a week. The OFMU also demanded the Chief Minister to initiate an inquiry to find out the reasons and erring authorities due to which the recommendations of the empowered committee for bamboo cutting could not be implemented in the State. The OFMU has started organising thousands of tribals and dalits involved in bamboo cutting in the State for the proposed stir in demand of start of bamboo cutting operation.  Read more at http://www.hindu.com/2009/01/13/stories/2009011353590300.htm