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Coal to liquid projects sparks row [India]

Orissa's ambitious plans to go ahead with two mega Coal-to-Liquid (CTLs) projects has come in for sharp opposition given the highly polluting nature of such industries which are believed to emit high volume of green house gases, responsible for environmental degradation...[The] Two ambitious CTL projects promoted by Jindal Synfuels Ltd, a subsidiary of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) and Strategic Energy Technology Systems Ltd, a joint venture of Tata Group and South African firm Sasol got the nod of the High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) headed by the state Chief Minister. [Jindal's response is below. We are in the process of inviting Tata and Sasol to respond and will indicate by Tuesday 20 December whether or not they / Strategic Energy Technology Systems have responded]

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