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Monday, June 09, 2014

ODISHA, STEEL, ECONOMY, TATA  

Cyrus Mistry meets Odisha CM, TATA hopes to move ahead with its Odisha Steel Projects

 

"While people's agitation against the steel projects of TATA in Gopalpur and kalinga Nagar are still continuing, TATA Steel Managing Director H. M. Nerurkar said that all the projects in Odisha are making progress and the company is still waiting for a CRZ clearance from the State to go ahead with its Gopalpur Steel and SEZ Project. About the Kalinga Nagar project, Nerurkar said, ‘we hope that by March 2014 we have the project up and running’."

 
HNF Correspondent  
   

TATA’s Chairman designate Cyrus Mistry met the Chief Minister of Odisha June 12, 2012 evening, to discuss regarding the steel plant projects at Kalinga Nagar and Gopalpur.

Mentioning the meeting with Naveen Patnaik as just a courtesy visit, Cyrus Mistry said, “It was to apprise him of the Kalinga Nagar Project and the investment we are making in the state”.

However, accompanist TATA Steel Managing Director H. M. Nerurkar said that all the projects in Odisha are making progress and the company is still waiting for a CRZ clearance from the State to go ahead with its Gopalpur Steel and SEZ Project. About the Kalinga Nagar project, Nerurkar said, ‘we hope that by March 2014 we have the project up and running’.

 

The Chief Minister of Odisha said after the meeting that the company has been asked to start a five hundred bedded hospital in Ganjam district and skill development training centres, in the districts the company had an interest in the past and even today, to impart quality training to the youth of Odisha.

However, it’s worth mentioning that TATA is facing strong public resistance to both of its steel projects in Odisha. In the struggle against the TATA Steel projects, two women in Gopalpur and 14 tribals in Kalinga Nagar of Odisha have been killed.

 

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