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3 Mär 2014

Autor:
Basudev Mahapatra, Global Times

Posco steeled for trouble [India]

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Posco's proposed steel plant near Paradip in Odisha, India, seems to be plagued by conflict…the supporters of the project have taken up to agitation against Posco alleging non-fulfillment of promises made by the company and the local administration. While the movement opposing the project has delayed its execution, this fresh agitation by supporters has become another problem for Posco and the Odisha government…agitating villagers were land losers who have handed over their land for Posco's proposed steel plant…We gave our land for the Posco project believing the government that promised proper rehabilitation packages and employment to at least one member from each family. It's more than five years since many families have lost their land to Posco.

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India: Villagers agitate against POSCO & Odisha government alleging inappropriate rehabilitation packages against land acquired

India: Amid resistance from communities, POSCO offers to surrender land acquired for $12-billion steel project