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'Development on Rs 52K cr Posco proj likely only after polls'

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 18:54

The wait for South Korean giant Posco to start its Rs 52,000 crore Odisha steel project, involving the largest-ever FDI in India, may get longer as the state government is not expected to transfer the required land to it till after the Lok Sabha polls are over in Mid-May.

Posco likely to begin work on $12-bn project soon: Odisha

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 11:23

The comment comes barely a few days after the world's largest steel maker ArcelorMittal scrapped its USD 12 billion project in the state, and Posco pulled out the USD 6 billion project in Karnataka.

Left, PPSS demand scrapping of Posco plant

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 22:12

Demanding scrapping of Posco`s proposed Rs 52,000 crore steel project in Odisha, Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) along with left parties on Saturday observed Black Day as a mark of protest.

Odisha MP opposes SEZ status to Posco

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 17:59

Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Saturday strongly opposed SEZ status and raw material commitment to the South Korean steel major, Posco, by the state government.

Odisha close to finish land acquisition for Posco

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 19:11

"We require only 70 acre of land to reach the target of 2,700 acre of land for the purpose of Posco's mega steel plant in Dhinkia area," said Surjit Das, additional district magistrate (ADM) posted at Paradip.

Land clearing on in Posco site amidst protests

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 22:03

Paradip additional district magistrate Surjeet Das said a total of 15 betel vines were dismantled and 385 horticultural plants cut down during the day. "We also cleared a large chunk of kewda plantations by using excavators."

SC vacates stay on Posco, ask Centre to take call

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 11:38

The Supreme Court Friday set aside the Orissa High Court order which had quashed state government's petition to allot iron ore licence to South Korean steel major Posco in Khandadhar hills in Sundergarh district for a multi-crore steel plant.

Land acquisition underway for Posco plant

Last Updated: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 20:12

As many as ten betel vines were dismantled and more than 600 trees felled in Gobindpur area since yesterday with resumption of land acquisition, Additional District Magistrate, Paradip, Surjit Das said

Anti-posco women supporters go on dharna

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 20:29

They claimed that they feared a police crackdown after the end of the budget session in the assembly and that the presence of policemen was a cause of tension for women and girls at Gobindpur village.

Police, anti-Posco activists clash, 12 injured

Last Updated: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 17:41

Anti-Posco protestors clashed with the police which left 12 persons injured at a project site village in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, while no land was acquired Thursday.

Odisha should give further momentum to Posco project: S Korea

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 22:05

Optimistic about launch of the much-delayed Posco steel project in Odisha's Jagatsingpur district, South Korean Ambassador Joon-Gyu Lee Wednesday said the state government should give further momentum to it.

Govt not to acquire land for Posco from Patana village

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 16:14

Odisha government has decided not to acquire any area for now at Patana village where three anti-Posco activists died while allegedly making bombs even as land acquisition for Posco steel plant in Jagatsinghpur district continued for the fourth day Wednesday.