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2 Mai 2023

JSW Steel Ltd.

Response from JSW Steel Ltd. to Human Rights Defenders & Business in 2022 briefing

The Government of Odisha had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with POSCO of South Korea in June 2005 for establishment of a 12 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha with a Captive Port... In 2017, JSW proposed to set up a steel plant over lesser land – (3160 acres) at the same location with the same capacity... Out of the total land requirement of 3160acres only 2.26 Ac is private land. The land owners have already given their consent for handing over the private land with permission from district administration.

... The name of the people mentioned in the mail, and referred as HRDs are from the village Dhinkia. It may be noted that, only 45 acres of the Government land from village Dhinkia are included in the project as against the total land requirement of 3160acres. There is not a single displacement from the Dhinkia village. Contrary to the claim of the Dhinkia, the rest of the villages are happy with the R&R and the project activity that would provide soci-economic improvement of the area.

... It won’t be prudent on the part of the company to comment on the police actions which is beyond JSW’s control, however it may please be noted that “in any country, whether developed, developing or under developed, nobody has the right to take the law into their own hand, if such a situation arises the police maintain the law and order of the society.” ... JSW Group has a comprehensive Sustainability Framework. As part of this framework, JSW has policy on Indigenous peoples and Resettlement and commits to fair and just compensation...