pro- and anti- posco groups in Orissa clashed again. It is alleged that the hand of a 58-year old man of the posco -support group was chopped off on May 14 by project opponents led by the posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (ppss).

The Orissa government's high-level clearance authority (HLCA), headed by chief minister Naveen Patnaik, on Tuesday cleared the Petrochemicals & Petroleum Investment Region (PCPIR) project. The PCPIR, one of the five such projects to be developed in the country, will be located in Paradip region covering two districts

South Korean steel giant Posco's offer to invest Rs 52,000 crore in Orissa was the country's largest single foreign investment event ever and the excitement was palpable. The steel giant added to it by calculating the financial benefits for both state and central government over 30 years. It plotted out like this

This is rapid environment impact assessment report for the proposed integrated steel project to be setup near Paradip in Orissa by POSCO-India private limited. This report also discusses suggested EMP to contain the adverse impacts as revealed during impact assessment. Associated environmental risks affecting community health and safety are also outlined in this report.


Orissa is going through a "steel revolution". In the past three years, the state government has signed more than 40 MoUs with companies, both domestic and foreign, signing off 20 billion tonnes of iron ore that it is supposed to be sitting on. But it has also meant destruction of the natural habitats of people, flora and fauna.

This article describes the essential characteristics of various people's movements in Orissa against the backdrop of the recent Kalinga Nagar killings and also analyses how society reacts to such movements.

THE Posco review panel on Monday submitted a "split verdict" on the South Korean steel maker's Orissa project. Although the dominant view was for revoking of environmental and coastal regulation zone clearances, government sources said that a reworking of the proposal could clear the way for the project.