The Forest Rights Act

The POSCO Project

The POSCO project, often touted as India's "largest foreign investment", involves a captive iron ore mine, a steel plant and a private port.  The current conflict is mainly in the proposed steel plant area, for which POSCO has sought 4,004 acres of land (of which about 3,100 are forest land).  The people of the area are opposing the project and have been continuously protesting since 2005, when the MoU was signed.  Yet the Environment Ministry has gone ahead and granted illegal clearance for the project.

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