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Adani Group plans port, industrial zone in Orissa

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Ahmadabad-based is keen on setting up a large in Orissa coast and developing an industrial zone, including a power plant, at mammoth investment of Rs 98,000 crore.

A company delegation led by its Managing Director Rajesh S Adani met Chief Minister here and made a presentation in this regard.

The company informed the state that it was interested in setting up a 100 million tonne capacity in Jagatsinghpur district, near Paradip and a proposed captive port by Posco.

With an initial investment of Rs 5,000 crore, the company has proposed to start the first phase of the Rs 10,000-crore port project in 2013-14 and complete it by 2015-16.

It also has plans to set up an close to its proposed port in Jagatsinghpur an investment of Rs 88,000.

"Nothing is final. They have given a proposal which will be examined by the state government," said Commerce and Transport Secretary S Sahu.

During discussion, Adani told the state government that they want to set up an all-weather port here as the company had been identified as miner, developer and operator for coal blocks allotted to the governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

The company plans to send coal after mining at Talcher area, to Gujarat and Maharashtra from the proposed port.

"The coal will be sent after washing. The washery reject coal will be utilised for the proposed power plant," a company official said. The proposed power plant would be a part of the

First Published: Thu, February 18 2010. 22:03 IST