Decks Cleared for JSPL Expansion

Published: 08th April 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

ANGUL: All decks have been cleared for the expansion of Angul facility of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) after representatives of Birankeswar Silpanchal Khyatigrasta Praja Sangha (BSKPS), who have been opposing the expansion project for the last five years, agreed to cooperate with district administration and JSPL at a sub-committee meeting held here on Tuesday.

Formation of the sub-committee was necessitated after the land losers under the aegis of BSKPS demanded enhanced cash compensation and jobs in the company to a member of each family.

The sub-committee, headed by Collector Sachin R Jadhav, was appointed by the 5th RPDAC to look into the matter.

It was decided at the meeting to start survey work immediately so that all contentious issues could be resolved in a tri-partite mode. BSKPS agreed to extend their cooperation in execution of the survey. The meeting was attended by Sambalpur MP Nagendra Pradhan, Chhendipada MLA SK Behera and JSPL officials.

JSPL has acquired land in two phases for its six MTPA integrated steel project in Chhendipada block. It has completed two MTPA steel plants along with a 810 MW power plant. Land acquisition for its rest four MTPA capacity plants has been completed. Some issues raised by BSKPS will be placed before RPDAC meeting to be held this month, said the Collector.

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