The Maoists on Tuesday alleged that the Orissa government and the Centre had violated norms of the Union Environment ministry for the Posco project and expressed solidarity with those agitating against it.
Accusing the Orissa government of resorting to forcible land acquisition for Posco steel project in Jagatsinghpur district, five political
parties have decided to stage civil disobedience agitation here on Monday.
Despite opposition from the locals, the Orissa government on Wednesday resumed the land acquisition process for South Korean steel major Posco`s USD 12 billion project in the state amid massive police deployment.
Orissa govt was keenly awaiting submission of report on Oct 18 by a committee set up by the Union Environment Min to look into forest & environment issues of Posco`s Rs 54,000 crore project in the state.
A committee constituted by the
Environment Ministry to look into forest and environment
issues involving the Korean steel giant Posco`s Rs 54,000-
crore project in Orissa will submit its report on October 11.
Defending its stand on Posco
project, the Orissa government has claimed before the Centre
that the Forest Right Act (FRA) 2006, does not apply to the
land earmarked for the proposed mega steel plant near Paradip.
A six-member fact finding team, headed by Justice (retd) Hosbert Suresh of the Bombay High Court, Monday demanded the immediate withdrawal of the proposed Posco project in Orissa`s Jagatsinghpur district.