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JSPL's Chhattisgarh iron ore mine in trouble, as locals want lease scrapped

JSPL had started prospecting work on the 1,100 hectare area without consent from gram sabha

R Krishna Das  |  Raipur 

Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), the country’s leading private sector steel maker, is facing serious challenges in developing the iron ore mine it has been allotted in Chhattisgarh.   The company had been allotted the mine in Bailadila hills of the restive Dantewada district. JSPL has started prospecting work on the 1,100 hectare area. While the work is in progress, villagers had come out in protest against the project.   “The pocket is under the 5th schedule area and without the consent of gram sabha, the project cannot be taken up,” Suresh ...

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 16:52 IST
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