Tata Steel is expected to soon restart work at the
proposed six-million tonne steel project at Kalinga Nagar.
The government has given an indication to this during
a presentation before Investment Commission head and Tata
Steel chairman Ratan Tata, official sources said.
government report on the progress of several proposed
projects before the Investment Commission said that construction
of the boundary wall at the project site that was stopped
due to law and order problems would recommence soon.
per the memorandum of understanding, signed between Tata
Steel and the government, an estimated 2,400 acres of
land were to be allotted to the company. However, lease
deed has been executed only for 1,971 acres so far.
150 families have been shifted to rehabilitation sites.
Shifting of another 1,100 families to will be taken up
in phases, the report said.
at the project site had come to a halt in January after
protests that left 13 tribals dead. Thirteen tribals,
who were part of a group that opposed the Tata Steel project
fearing displacement of locals, were killed in the police
firing on 2 January, 2006.