Violence at Posco Site on December 14, 2011
Violence at Posco Site on December 14, 2011
Bhubaneswar: After the December 14 violence in which a pro-Posco activist was killed, Posco, world’s third biggest steel-maker has faced many problem. The South Korean steel gaint, though committed not to reduce production, is unable to make progress in its project in Odisha.

Although Posco was able to get environmental clearance and forest clearance from the Government of India and it has also got the raw material, linkage or water, the project has not progressed following the Posco clash.

The Company has faced various problems, such as the progress of the projects was stalled after the Posco violence, IDCO CMD Priyabrata Patnaik, who was the nodal officer of the project was shifted and the local police restricted the entry of foreigners, including South Koreans, into the proposed plant site villages.

Moreover, the police have sought clarifications from the company officials regarding the legality of opening a temporary office at Nuagaon village in the plant site area.

It may be noted that though the State Government claims to have acquired about 2,000 acres of land out of the project requirement of about 3,600 acres, it has not handed over the land to Posco.