Progress in Jharkhand, Orissa projects ‘slow’, says LN Mittal

LN Mittal has expressed concern over the slow progress in the proposed Rs1 lakh crore steel projects in Jharkhand and Orissa, but has ruled out exiting at this stage from these states

Steel king LN Mittal on Thursday expressed concern over the slow progress in the proposed Rs1 lakh crore steel projects in Jharkhand and Orissa, but ruled out exiting at this stage from the states, reports PTI.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government has approved Mr Mittal's proposed Rs30,000-crore, six million tonnes steel project in the state and the pact will be signed in June this year.

"We are not satisfied with the progress made in Jharkhand and Orissa. We hope that we can make more progress than what we have achieved so far. But our endeavour will continue. We don't plan to exit from any of our projects," he told reporters in New Delhi.

"The plan remains the same but the project can come in phases," he said in reply to a query whether the global steel maker may scale down capacity of its 12 million tonne per annum (MTPA) plants, one each in Jharkhand and Orissa.

ArcelorMittal has been facing problems in acquiring land and delays in securing regulatory approvals for its proposed Rs1 lakh crore steel projects in Jharkhand and Orissa.

The non-resident Indian (NRI) billionaire is likely to raise these issues in a meeting with steel minister Virbhadra Singh today.

About the Karnataka project, Mr Mittal said, "The Karnataka government has given preliminary approval for the proposed plant. The Karnataka plant will be the company's third plant."

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    10 years ago

    kind Attn,Mr.Mittal, I can provide approx.4000 acr land in jharkhand, kharswama. my idea if you cant find land together in same place ,you can go for shatelite projects, you can splite the factory ,product wise in different plases. thanks .Partha.

    Deepak garg

    1 decade ago

    Dear LN Mittal Sir
    we have 7400 Acres land with all villagers NOC sign in Jharkhand (where u start ur new plant) we read ur this plant news in newspaper & start for searching land in same area; from some time i search ur contact information; so pls tell me where we show land document.. urently

    Shadi Katyal

    1 decade ago

    It is indeed very thoughtful of Mr. Mittal to bring such project but how long will he have to wait.Evidently Mr. Dubey you are not a businessman. You think his personal meeting will solve the problem,
    People have to understand that if they wish to live better life, they might have to sacrifice their land which not only keeps them in poverty but have no future to move ahead. Other wise these people would not be so poor. We have seen similar situation in Bengals with TATA NANO.
    What Govt needs is to negotiate if the state wants any plkant with people and show some respect for the farmers and not Sarkari toughness.
    India can only progress if people are shown the true picture and not exploited by.NGO and other groups.

    vivekanand dubey

    1 decade ago

    First off i am very happy for Mr.Mittal statement he not quit this state. I would like to draw his concentation diectly meet the person and slove thier problem regarding land,because every need thier bread and grant their future bread through this coming steel plant. By the bless of the god you will make the plant in jharkhand and orrisa. By it you will give the power of india through this mega project. Belive in god you will do it shortly.

    Shadi Katyal

    1 decade ago

    Maybe the contributions to bureaucracy is not enough. Who cares for the poor people after all our Ministers the poorest

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