New Delhi: A land acquisition drive for a Posco steel mill in Orissa’s Jagatsinghpur district, which was scheduled to start on Monday, has failed to take off.
“The work was to recommence today. But due to unavoidable reasons, it could not be taken up. It’ll start soon,” Paradip additional district magistrate Surajit Das said.
The land acquisition work had been suspended in the area after violent protests on 10 June 2011. The state government has acquired about 2,000 acres for the project and requires an additional 700 acres for the project to start.
The district administration had sought cooperation of local villagers to acquire the additional 700 acres of forest land for the South Korean steel firm.