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Uneasy quiet on the POSCO front

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A large development or industrial project, stiff people’s protests, takeover of vast tracts of land, widespread environmental and social impacts, and more. All of these realities have manifested themselves in government clearances for the POSCO project in Orissa. Manshi Asher and Kanchi Kohli analyse the current situation in India Together

There are serious social and environmental issues embedded in and around this project. The state government of Orissa actually accepted a project which was rejected by Brazil on the grounds that the company was not ready to pick up ore at market prices, according to report in The Hindu. But the Orissa government laid down the red carpet and offered the project, SEZ status and several privileges including export of iron ore, sale of raw material at cheap rates and so on.


Written by janjagriti

October 12, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Posted in Articles

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