New Delhi The Steel Ministry today said Posco and Severstal cannot have majority stakes in their proposed joint ventures with state-run SAIL and NMDC respectively, envisaging a total investment of Rs 36,000 crore.

"Talks are going on. There are problems in regards to the shareholding. But, we can't give them land, we can't give them all facilities, and still have the minority shareholdings in the ventures," Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma said.