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Dhamra project in Orissa a threat to environment, says Greenpace

Environmentalists' concern: Greenpeace activists stage a sit-in outside the Tata Group headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday in protest against the company's upcoming port at Dhamra in Orissa. Greenpeace has been campaigning against the port which, it says, is too close to the nesting grounds of the highly endangered Olive Ridley turtles.

BS Reporter / Bhubaneswar July 24, 2008, 0:51 IST

Tata Steel expects to resume construction work for its six million tonnes integrated greenfield steel plant at Kalinga Nagar in Orissa by the end of this month.

"Our greenfield project in Kalinga Nagar is in good shape and we hope to start the construction work by July-end. We have already placed orders for construction equipment worth Rs 6,000 crore and these equipment will be sourced from China, Germany and from domestic suppliers," said B Muthuraman, managing director of Tata Steel.

Chhattisgarh has rich iron ore deposit. The state is the most sought after location for the steel manufacturers. With the unchecked rise of steel prices the steelmakers want mining leases in the state at any cost. This has provided a new opportunity for many - opportunity to make some quick money.

will Greenpeace be banned in Orissa over its report on the

In July 2006, Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Regional Director for Asia met Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman of the TATA Sons in Mumbai to discuss various aspects of environment and corporate social responsibility for TATA

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.

Clash between tribals and the police at Orissa steel complex

The Orissa government has handed over to private companies virtually all the iron ore mines, which are in some of the most underdeveloped districts of the State, leading to protests by tribal peopl