Bhubaneswar, November 17 (Odisha.in) Malaya Mukherjee, member Managing Board, Arcelor-Mittal, Friday said that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for its proposed mega Steel mill in Orissa will be ready by June 2008.
He also announced that Arcelor- Mittal, the largest steel producer in the World, would set up an ITI in Keonjhar district to provide technical training to local unemployed youths.
Mukherjee, who came here along with a ten member team of Arcelor-Mittal met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Chief Secretary, Ajit Kumar Tripathy and discussed about the progress of the proposed steel plant.
“Seventy per cent of the DPR being prepared by Dastur &Co , the Engineering Consultants for the proposed Steel Plant in Orissa and will be ready by June 2008″, said Mukherjee.
Mittal’s had signed a MoU with the Orissa government in December 2006 to set up a 12 million Tonnes capacity mega steel plant at Patna Tahasil in Keonjhar district with an investment of Rs.40,000 crore.
Mukherjee said,” we are satisfied with the progress of the project”. Stating that the proposed plant would be the most modern one, Mukherjee said that the Company has already finalised a R& R policy on the basis of Orissa government’s New R&R policy. “Once the state government would hand over the required 7200 acres of land, company would implement the R&R policy “, he said.
“We are on the process of surveying the entire 16 villages to be displaced due to the steel mill and listing the requirements of the people”, he said adding that land belong to the four villages have already been acquired.
He said with the completion of the land acquisition, the company start shifting equipments from our facilities in other parts of the globe, for Orissa project.
Informing that Arcelor-Mittal has been allotted coal Block with 600 million Tonne reserve, by the Union Coal Ministry along with four other companies, he said that “we propose to develop and exploit the coal mine in joint venture with Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC).
Besides, he evinced interest also to develop iron Ore Mines in a joint venture with the state sector OMC for transparency.
On the issue of water, Mukherjee said that Arcelor-Mittal wants to create its own water source for its use instead of depending on reservoir or water meant for irrigation on long term basis at least for a period of sixty years.