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4 major companies yet to set up their plant in Odisha

Posted on Dec 08, 12:09PM | UNI

Four major companies which have acquired land through the state-owned Industrial Development corporation have yet to set up their industries in Odisha, Minister for Industries Niranjan Pujari told the state Assembly today.

Replying to a question of Mr Sanjeeb Kumar Sahoo, the Minister said the government was considering to cancell allotment of land to those companies.

The companies which have not yet established their industries were - TISCO, TATA Power Ltd, Saraf Agencies Pvt Ltd and Rungta Mines Ltd.

Mr Pujari said Rungta Mines Ltd had requisitioned 672.865 acre of land to set up their industry in Dhenkanal. Till date 600.695 acre of land had been handed over to the company through IDCO.

The company failed to start the project work because of the delay in forest diversion proposal on forest land measuring 7.800 acres, he said.

TISCO required 6,000 acre of land to set up an integrated steel plant in Ganjam. Although private land measuring 2237.570 acre and government land measuring 537.824 acre was handed over to the company in advance, the project could not be established due to local resistance.

In the meantime the Revenue and Disaster Management department had issued notification for establishment of multi -product SEZ to be set up by the Tata steel in the allotted land.

Accordingly IDCO is in the process of acquisition and alienation of some intersperce land in between the allotted patch as per the acqusition of the company,the Minister said.