Evaluating the environmental and social consequences of POSCO project in Odisha, India
Written by Leo F. Saldanha, Bhargavi S. Rao for Environment Support Group
27 May, 2011
When Indian Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh cleared POSCO project in India based on his "faith and trust" in the Orissa Government's claims that the Forest Rights Act did not apply to the project affected communities, he became a party to one of India's greatest planned environmental and economic disasters.
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