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Tata Steel seeks more time to start Gopalpur SEZ project

Steel News - Published on Tue, 14 Nov 2017

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PTI reported that Tata Steel has sought one year's time from the government to start execution of its multi- product special economic zone (SEZ) project in Odisha, saying that it is waiting for environment clearance. As per report, the proposal to grant extension will be taken up by the Board of approval, highest decision making body on SEZ related issues, in its meeting on November 17.

The inter-ministerial board is headed by commerce secretary Rita Teaotia.

According to the agenda note of the board, Tata Steel SEZ Ltd, Gopalpur, Odisha has sought further extension of the formal approval for setting up a multi-product SEZ beyond December. The company has sought extension of one year up till December 17, 2018.

It has stated that it could not start the activities in the zone in the absence of environmental clearance (EC) and coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) clearance. Tata Steel SEZ had applied for environmental clearance on March 24 and CRZ clearance on July 3 this year and final expert appraisal committee of Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change recommended for grant of EC and CRZ clearance on October 16.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 14 Nov 2017
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