A five-year-long battle against the POSCO project in Orissa is now at the crossroads. (Editorial)

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today assured that a good package will be worked out for the affected people of the Posco project, proposed to be set up near Paradip in Orissa.

BHUBANESWAR: The United Action Committee (UAC), a pro-Posco organisation of Dhinkia, Nuagaon and Badakujang gram panchayats in Jagatsinghpur district, on Friday demanded that displaced persons living in transit camps be allowed to return to their villages during the survey work.

In a bid to inspire confidence among the people to be affected by the 12 million tonne steel project of Posco in Jagatsinghpur district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said a

Almost after five years of fierce opposition by the local people, the state government officials were on Thursday allowed to carry out socio-economic survey work at the Posco steel project site at Kujang near Paradip in Orissa

The villagers of Dhinkia and Gobindpur, the two of the strongholds of anti-Posco movement in the Posco project site area, have strongly reacted to the decision of their leaders to allow socio-economic and horticulture survey for the project in their villages.

BHUBANESWAR: The direct talks between Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) has opened the way for the establishment of the 12million tonne capacity steel mill by the South Korean company Posco.

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BHUBANESWAR: Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will visit the three gram panchayats in Jagatsinghpur district, where thousands of villagers oppose displacement and demand the shifting of the site of a proposed Posco steel plant.

Mr. Patnaik agreed to the Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti's demand that he visit the site when four of its representatives met him here on Sunday.