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Posco steel plant in Odisha to be operational in few weeks: PM

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 16:34

The much-delayed USD 12 billion Posco steel project in Odisha is set to be operational in the next few weeks and granting of mining concession to the South Korean firm was in an advanced stage of processing, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday.

Govt to expedite clearances to $12 bn Posco project: Sharma

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 17:34

Government is working to expedite clearances to USD 12 billion project of steel major Posco in Odisha that was awarded environment clearance last week, Commerce and Indutry Minister Anand Sharma said Wednesday.

Agitation during South Korean President Park`s visit

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 17:40

Rejecting environmental clearance for Posco`s s 52,000 crore steel plant project in Odisha, anti-displacement activists today decided to challenge it in the National Green Tribunal besides demonstrating during South Korean President Park Geun-Hye`s visit to India.

UN panel asks POSCO to halt $12-bn Odisha project

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 21:28

In another jolt to South Korean steel giant POSCO, a UN Human Rights panel on Tuesday asked it to immediately halt the USD 12-billion mega port-to-steel plant project in Odisha alleging possible displacement of thousands of people and disruption in their livelihoods.

Posco responsible for delay in EC to its steel plant: MoEF

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 09:46

The contention was, however, opposed by Posco India Pvt Ltd which told the bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar that environment clearances (EC) for both the projects were granted separately in the past and claimed it has provided all information, except mapping data.

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

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.

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.

Situation normal in Posco plant site in Odisha

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 19:57

With the pull-out of police forces from the proposed Posco steel plant site in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, the situation on Tuesday returned to normal in the area where tension had prevailed due to protest by anti-project activists using school children as human shield.

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, Severstal cannot have majority stake in proposed JVs'

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 18:03

The Steel Ministry on Tuesday said Posco and Severstal cannot have majority stakes in their proposed joint ventures with state-run SAIL and NMDC respectively, envisaging a total ivestment of Rs 36,000 crore.

We are a law abiding company: Posco

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 23:01

Amid a green panel suspending environment clearance to Posco's USD 12 billion steel project in Orissa, the South Korean steel major on Friday said it is a law abiding company and would comply with all the directives in this regard.