A strategic portion of a jetty in Odisha`s largest fishing hub in the Paradip harbour has collapsed weeks after it faced the brunt of Cyclone Phailin, posing erosion threat to its vessel-berthing infrastructure.
Work at the proposed Posco steel
project site near Paradip was disrupted for hours due to
dharna by local youths alleging non-fulfilment of their
demands and resumed only after intervention by officials.
With five-year duration of the agreement between the Orissa govt and POSCO India for setting up a Rs 51,000-cr steel project near Paradip coming to an end on Monday, the state administration is all set to renew the MoU.
Orissa government today decided to seek public opinion on Posco-India`s proposed mega steel plant after failing to implement the company`s Rs 51,000 crore project near Paradip due to local opposition, official sources said.
The CPI backed POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) on Saturday said at least 1,000 of its members were ready to sacrifice their lives to oppose the South Korean steel major`s steel mill on their `fertile land` near Paradip.