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Posco gets environmental clearance for Rs 52K Odisha project

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 17:44

South Korean giant Posco has won environmental clearance to build Rs 52,000 crore steel plant in Odisha, ending eight years of wait for a project that would involve the largest-ever foreign direct investment in India.

Environment nod to lift cost of POSCO's India plant to $12.6 bn

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 23:58

The proposed 12 million-tonnes-per-year plant in Odisha has been stuck for more than eight years due to delays in getting various clearances and acquiring land.

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.

Posco: Land acquisition after 3-day break stopped after protest

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 16:05

Land acquisition involving demolition of betel vines and felling of trees, which had been suspended since April 26, resumed at Gobindpur village near Paradip, a senior district administration official said.

Congress demands impartial probe into blast in Posco area

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 21:23

Expressing shock at death of 3 people in bomb explosion at proposed Posco plant site, Congress asked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take effective steps to prevent `bloodbath` in area.

Clash stalls land acquisition for Posco project for sometime

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 15:00

The agitators, including women and children, gathered outside Gobindpur village where land acquisition was in progress and clashed with police personnel demanding withdrawal of force and stalling the operation for sometime.

Posco verdict not a setback to govt's green policies

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 15:47

The National Green Tribunal order suspending environmental clearance to Posco is not a setback to government's green policies, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said on Friday, asserting that "very strict and transparent" procedure was followed while giving the nod.

HC declines to direct Karnataka govt to reconsider decision on Posco

Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012, 15:08

Karnataka High Court on Friday said it cannot direct the state government to reconsider its decision to shelve Posco's proposed multi-crore steel plant in Gadag district while dismissing a PIL by a group of farmers who wanted the project to be implemented.

No infirmity in clearance to Posco: MoEF tells Green Tribunal

Last Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 16:24

The Environment Ministry has told the National Green Tribunal that there was no infirmity in its decision to grant environmental clearance to Posco's mega steel project in Orissa.

CPI demands shifting of POSCO plant

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 15:55

Vehemently opposing the proposed Posco steel plant in Orissa`s Jagatsinghpur district, CPI demanded immediate shifting of the project elsewhere.

Parties oppose Orissa move to invite Posco to start work

Last Updated: Monday, October 31, 2011, 17:51

Opposition parties including Congress and BJP on Monday opposed Orissa government's move to invite Posco-India to begin work on the acquired land near Paradip even before a fresh MoU was signed.

2,000 acres sufficient to start work for Posco plant: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, October 28, 2011, 00:35

After a lull for several days, Orissa government on Thursday said Posco-India could easily start its work over 2,000 acres so far acquired to set up its proposed mega steel plant near Paradip.