Posco Project

  • Odisha starts transferring 1,500 acres to Posco June 20, 2012

    Mumbai: After seven years of delay, the Posco steel project will start moving ahead soon as Odisha has started transferring around 1,500 acres to the Korean steel major to set up an 8-million tonne plant in the first phase, Odisha Steel and Mines Minister Raghunath Mohanty said on Wednesday. However, the...
  • Naveen determined to take away land for Posco June 23, 2011

    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, and...
  • Land acquisition for Posco resumes after 2 days May 23, 2011

    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 betel vine...
  • Jairam grants final approval to Posco project May 2, 2011

    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 February 3, 2011

    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 November 3, 2010

    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 the Orissa...
  • Steel Minister asks Jairam Ramesh to be 'pragmatic' October 27, 2010

    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...