Bad weather prevents land acquisition for Posco

Land acquisition by the Orissa government for Posco`s Rs 52,000 crore steel plant project in Jagatsinghpur district, which was to resume on Friday after a five-day break, could not commence due to heavy rains.

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2011, 14:25 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Land acquisition by the
Orissa government for Posco`s Rs 52,000 crore steel plant
project in Jagatsinghpur district, which was to resume on Friday
after a five-day break, could not commence due to heavy rains.

"Our teams were ready, but work could not be started
because of heavy rains," Additional District Magistrate
Paradip Sarojkanta Choudhury said.

He said the land acquisition, which was halted for
five days since Sunday because of the local `Raja` festival,
could be taken up tomorrow.

"Everything depends on the weather," Jagatsinghpur
district special land acquisition officer Surjit Das said.

The Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti had planned to
oppose the acquisition by forming human chains.

PTI