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Tag: Posco

Dhinkia Clashes: CM Naveen Is Avenging POSCO Failure, Alleges Congress
Dhinkia Clash: CM Naveen Is Avenging POSCO Failure, Alleges Congress

'Odisha government seems to have forgotten that the Constitution of India envisages the country to be a welfare state'

Column: Depoliticize Industrialisation

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Nearly two decades ago when South Korean steel behemoth, POSCO signed an MoU with Odisha government for setting up a steel mill in Jagatsinghpur district the then government led by Naveen Patnaik touted it as its crowning glory. The agreement symbolized the arrival of Odisha on the country’s industrial scene and […]

Public Hearing For Steel Plant Opposed By Odisha Villagers

Jagatsinghpur: A public hearing for environmental clearance sought by JSW Utkal Steel Limited for a plant in Jagatsinghpur district was opposed today by locals. As per reports, residents of Dhinkia, Gobindpur, Nuagaon, Polanga, Bhuyanpal and Jatadhari areas along with social workers alleged that the proposed plant will be harmful and affect the livelihood of local […]

Korean Delegation Discusses Investment Opportunities With Naveen In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A 46-member South Korean industrial delegation led by the Korean Ambassador Shin Bong Kil met CM Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar today to explore and discuss various investment opportunities in Odisha. The delegation comprised MNCs like Samsung, Honda, Kia Motors, Hyundai etc. and Korean industrial bodies including Korea International Trade Association, Trade co-operation, Investment Promotion […]

Odisha lost a mere 17 jobs from Posco Pull Out, 12 from Mittal: Industry Min

Bhubaneswar: When Odisha sees creation of around 14,000 jobs per lakh crore of investment, the disgusting revelation is the State has  not only lost Rs 2.348 lakh crore investments since 2004-05 but also lost an opportunity to create at least 39,000 jobs. However, the State Industry Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra’s written statement in State Assembly […]

Derek O'Brien says he was sexually molested as a child, urges all to speak up

New Delhi: Sharing his harrowing experience of sexual molestation as a 13-year-old boy, TMC member of Parliament Derek O’brien urged celebrities, cricketers and people in public life to speak up about such traumatic incidents. He shared explicit details of molestation in which as a kid he was inappropriately touched. The lawmaker was speaking in the […]

Court adjourns hearing in Papu Pom Pom casting couch case

Bhubaneswar: A special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court could not conduct the hearing in casting couch case against Ollywood actor Papu Pom Pom as none of the witnesses has appeared before court today. “The court had issued summon to four witnesses. As none of the witnesses has turned up, hearing of the […]

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BJP blames Odisha govt for Posco’s exit

Bhubaneswar: Blaming Odisha government of anti-development attitude, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today held the Naveen government responsible for the exit of South Korean Steel major Posco from the State. Briefing newsmen at a press conference in the State on Friday, Union Minister for Steel Birender Singh said the company left Odisha as the government […]

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IDCO starts construction of boundary wall at Posco site

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) on Monday started construction of a boundary wall at the abandoned Posco steel project site in Jagatsinghpur district. On the first day of construction work at Nuagaon gram panchayat, no local resistance was reported. The Abhayachandpur police and Assistant Tahsildar of Erasama closely monitored the progress of […]

BJD Govt failed to create jobs, push industrialisation, target opposition

Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties including the BJP and the Congress on Sunday targeted BJD over its failure in employment generation through industrial policies in Odisha. Speaking on OTV’s discussion on Fourth Test, 3rd innings of Naveen Patnaik led BJD government, senior BJP leader Prithviraj Harichandan alleged that major industrial units have started to backtrack in the […]

Posco chapter closes as Odisha scraps land allotment

Bhubaneswar: The Posco Chapter finally came to a close after the Odisha government formally cancelled the allotment of land to the South Korean steel major today. A letter intimating the same has been sent by Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) to Posco authorities. With work yet to start after 3 years of land acquisition […]

JSW likely to set up steel project on Posco land

Bhubaneswar: The Sajan Jindal-led JSW today said it might set up a 10mtpa capacity greenfield steel mill in Odisha, preferably in the location earlier chosen for Posco plant. JSW chief Sajan Jindal said this after meeting Odisha Chief Secretary A P Padhi here this evening. “We are interested to set up a 10 mtpa steel […]

Take a cue from Mamata, return the Posco land to people: PPSS

Jagatsinghpur: The outfit that almost singlehandedly spearheaded people’s resistance movement against Posco steel project in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district today asked the Odisha government to tread the path of Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal in returning the Posco land to landowners. The anti-project outfit-Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS)- today voiced its concern over the government […]

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Betel vineyards come up again on ‘Posco’ land

Jagatsinghpur: With South Korean steelmaker Posco virtually winding up its 8 million ton per annum capacity steel project in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district, the land acquired for the mega venture has come under reoccupation of local betel vine growers. The sand-filled landscapes of Gobindpur, Nuagaon, Noilasahi, Polang, Gadakujang near Paradip were wearing barren look not long […]

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Three steel companies have withdrawn projects from Odisha:Govt

Bhubaneswar: Altogether three companies that had signed MoUs with the Odisha government for setting up steel plants have withdrawn their projects from the state, the Assembly was informed today. Eleven others have not yet started work for setting up steel plants, steel and mines minister Prafulla Mallick told the Assembly. Stating that work on 35 […]

Return The Land Acquired for Posco Plant

When I was in school, there was this friend of mine, the son of a veterinary surgeon, who was the only proud owner of a proper cricket kit – bat, ball and stumps – in the whole area. It was only natural for us to keep him in good humour and allow him to bat […]

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Posco gone, villages exposed to vagaries of nature

Jagatsinghpur: Once it was lush-green with luxuriant tree cover depicting an idyllic ambience. The thick forest with standing mangrove and casuarina cover was virtually a paradise for those evincing interest in eco-tourism. But that has become a thing of the past. The breathtaking greenery has disappeared from wetland spots in the periphery of Noliasahi, Gadakujang […]

Posco’s exit sparks speculation over fate of acquired lands

Bhubaneswar: After Posco-India’s exit from Odisha, the lands in Jagatsinghpur districts acquired by the State for the single largest FDI have become centre of attraction for many. Question arises that who will take this lands and for what purpose? After the steel major pulled out, speculation started doing rounds on the fate of these lands […]

Posco HRD Centre
Abandoned Posco building a grim reminder of derailed FDI

Paradip: A sprawling three-storey building with elegant designing backed up by plenty of open space dots the outskirts of Paradip Seaport Township. There is every reason for a casual visitor to mistake it to be an engineering college imparting B. Tech courses. The closure of this college for summer vacation may strike one’s minds at […]

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Trouble still persists for Anti-Posco activists as arrest fear haunts them

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s most protracted resistance movement against any industrial venture may have come to an end for all practical purpose with South Korean steelmakers calling it quits. But for those who had plunged into the anti-posco movement, trouble is far from over. Fear of ‘arrest’ and ‘languishing in jail’ hovers around them like Damocles sword. […]

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Life has turned a full circle for Posco project villagers

Bhubaneswar: With the scrapping of big-ticket Posco steel project, life has come full circle for people in the proposed project areas as they stoically recall the brief spell of opulence that had once come on their way from the land compensation sum. Shored up by land compensation doles, villagers who had given away their land […]

Posco confirms scrapping Odisha proj in letter to Industries deptt

Bhubaneswar: Posco authorities have asked the Odisha government to take back the 2,700 acre land acquired for setting up of a 12-million tonne (mt) steel mill in Paradip citing its failure to start work for the project, said Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra today. Informing newsmen on the letter sent by Posco, Mishra stated, “As […]

2017 a year of challenges for Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar:  After managing to come out of the cobweb of confrontations and controversies in 2016, the Odisha government will set its feet on its fourth year of its fourth term in 2017. But some of the challenges it had encountered last year will chase like a shadow in 2017. Out of the major challenges the […]

No plan to use Posco land for any other purpose: Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government today said it has no plan to utilise the land acquired for Posco’s proposed mega plant near Paradip for any other purpose after the South Korean Steel major reportedly announced temporary freezing of the Rs 51,000 crore project. “The Posco authorities who proposed to set up a 12 MTPA greenfeild steel […]

Make In Odisha: Of 1 lakh acre land bank target, State readies with 36k acre!

Bhubaneswar: Though the State government is planning to cash in on the much awaited ‘Make In Odisha’ conclave scheduled to begin here from Wednesday, to prominently place the State in the industrial belt of the country, it is able to create about 36,000 acre of land bank, of the one lakh acre land it had […]