Jharkhand rules out any problem for Arcelor Mittal project

Jharkhand rules out any problem for Arcelor Mittal project
PTI
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First Published: Thu, Nov 22 2007. 01 29 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Nov 22 2007. 01 29 PM IST
Ranchi: The Jharkhand Government said on 22 November, Arcelor Mittal was happy with the progress on its steel project and the requirement of land, power and water would be definitely addressed.
“Their (Arcelor Mittal) management board member Malay Mukherjee was here in Ranchi. He said the company is satisfied with the development of the proposed steel project in Jharkhand,” Chief Minister Madhu Koda told reporters here.
He was reacting to a query that steel tycoon L.N. Mittal reportedly expressed disappointment with his projects, both in Jharkhand and Orissa, last week.
Expressing happiness over the company participating in the ongoing trade fair in the state capital, Koda said the state would leave no stone unturned with regard to the steel major’s 12-million-tonne integrated steel project entailing an investment of about Rs40,000 crore.
“They need 600 million tonne iron ore, and the state government will provide them with the same,” the Chief Minister said without committing on the disputed Chiria Mines.
“We have a number of iron ore mines, and their requirement will be met,” Koda said, adding that he was keen to see the project in motion at the earliest.
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First Published: Thu, Nov 22 2007. 01 29 PM IST