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Coastal regions of Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha have been hit by cyclonic storms for more than two decades.
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Tearing through the water landscape: Evaluating the environmental and social consequences of POSCO project in Odisha, India - Release of a study by ESGPosted on 09 Jun, 2011 08:03 PM
Article courtesy: Environment Support Group
On 2nd May 2011, Indian Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh finally approved the diversion of over 3,000 acres of forest land, of the 4,000 acres demanded, for a steel-power-port complex of the POSCO India project.
Earlier, on 31 January 2011, Ramesh had approved the environmental and coastal regulation zone clearances that the project had secured in 2007, even though all these clearances were obtained by fraud, and thus illegal, as proved by two independent investigative committees that he appointed last year.
Tearing through the water landscape - Evaluating the environmental and social consequences of POSCO project in Odisha - A report by ESGPosted on 08 Jun, 2011 03:34 PM
Based on evidence from this inquiry, the study presents a critical analysis of the environmental and social impact information of POSCO's steel-power-port components to expose the fact that regulatory agencies have inadequate information on the short term and long term impacts of the project on the basis of the information that the company supplied to them. It also provides historical evidence