Posco Project

  • Naveen determined to take away land for Posco 23-06-2011 08:58 AM

    Jagatsinghpur: Pictures of children protesting at the Posco site in Orissa shocked the nation and forced the Jagatsinghpur district administration to halt land acquisition and withdraw the police forces. But clearly it was just a temporary halt. Government sources now say once the issue is out of the media's spotlight,...
  • Land acquisition for Posco resumes after 2 days 23-05-2011 02:50 PM

    Bhubaneswar: After a two day break, the Orissa government on Monday resumed the land acquisition process for the Rs 52,000 crore Posco mega steel plant in Jagatsinghpur district. "Land acquisition, which remained suspended on Saturday and yesterday, resumed peacefully today," Additional District Magistrate (Paradip) Sarojkant Choudhury said. Over a dozen...
  • Jairam grants final approval to Posco project 02-05-2011 02:57 PM

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday granted final approval to Orissa for diversion of 1,253 hectares of forest land for Posco's steel project but said the South Korean steel major should not export raw material from the proposed project. "...In view of the state government's latest communication of...
  • Govt nod to POSCO a violation of law: CPI 03-02-2011 06:42 PM

    New Delhi: The CPI on Thursday termed Environment Ministry's clearance to Posco's steel project in Orissa as a "glaring violation of law and justice" and a move that "legitimises land grabbing." "The government enacts laws and frames policies that it claims will benefit the people, and then goes on to...
  • Posco Project receives yet another setback 03-11-2010 09:22 AM

    Bhubaneswar: The Posco Project on Orissa receives yet another setback. The Forest Advisory Committee has given the Rs 52,000 crore-steel project proposed near the port town of Paradip, red signal on the basis of non-compliance of Forest Rights Act, which basically means community go-ahead was not taken for project. But...
  • Steel Minister asks Jairam Ramesh to be 'pragmatic' 27-10-2010 07:06 PM

    New Delhi: Peeved at the appointment of “activists” in the forest panel for clearing Rs 54,000 crore steel project of Posco, Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh advised Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh to be “pragmatic". “The approach has to be pragmatic and not dogmatic. When there is an issue of development some...