Mines Minister B K Handique today said that South Korean steel plant Posco, facing problems of land acquisition in Orissa, will be moving to a different place.

"Posco has told me that (it is) moving to a different place as (it is) facing problems in acquiring land," he said.

BHUBANESWAR: The anti-industrialist forces in the State were in the news for opposing establishment of different projects in Orissa during 2008.

According to the white paper circulated by the Home Department, the displaced and the affected persons also launched agitations during the year. But the local administrations were able to minimise the loss by taking appropriate measures, it added.

Mining giant Vedanta is all set to diversify into steel business. Sesa Goa Ltd in which Vedanta has the controlling share, has begun negotiations with Japanese and European companies to set up a steel plant in India. Sesa Goa, an iron ore producer, recently acquired VS Dempo and Co Ltd (another iron ore mining company in Goa) and has the capacity to produce 50 million tonnes iron ore. Anil

Jamshedpur, Aug. 4: Tata Steel managing director B. Muthuraman lauded geologists and mining engineers working with the firm for their efforts to make the company a prominent player in the global minerals market.

Traffic congestion on city roads may soon become a thing of the past, if Tata Steel

Karnataka is all set to steal the march over other mineral-rich states in promoting steel production with the B S Yediyurappa government deciding to set up a 540 sq km integrated steel complex in the iron ore-rich Bellary Hospet area of the state.

Raigarh Ispat & Power Pvt. Ltd. (RIPPL), is planning to expand its present 2x100 TPD spoge iron plant in Village Delari at Raigarh district in Chattisgarh. This is a critque and technical evaluation of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) document submitted by RIPPL as part of the clearance process.

Singhal Energy Pvt. Ltd. is planning to set up a plant to produce sponge iron, ferro alloys and power in Village Taraimal, Tamnagar Tehsil at Raigarh district in Chattisgarh. This is a technical evaluation of the EIA document submitted by SEPL as part of the clearance process.

The state industry department was today surprised to know that five steel and cement companies have already invested about Rs 7,770 crore in their greenfield and expansion projects.

The investments were made in the past couple of years. The analysis was made today at a meeting chaired by industry director Aradhana Patnaik.

London: A British court has ruled in favor of a group of young people who say pollution from a former steelworks contributed to their birth defects.

Eighteen claimants aged between nine and 22 sued a local authority, claiming their mothers were exposed to what one expert called an