Though State Government signed an agreement with JSPL for setting up an integrated steel plant at Angul, it has failed to extend necessary support to the company to launch the mega project on time, said president of Angul Vikash Parishad Pradipta Kumar Panda.
Speaking to reporters, here, Panda regretted that many issues relating to land acquisition still remain unresolved. As a result, the company has failed to lay pipeline and railway tracks.
Panda said among the three steel giants which signed memorandum with the Government, only JSPL has made some progress on its project while other two companies, Posco and Mittal are yet to start the work. The inaction of the Government and its machineries have not only harmed the company but also the interest of Angul, he added.
Stating that laying water pipelines to the plant from river Brahmani is facing roadblocks, Panda said it has hampered the works and created problems for thousands of workers living in the plant. He appealed to the Government to cooperate with the company to carry on the project work smoothly.