Sunday, September 16, 2007

People reject EIA for steel project in Chhattisgarh

(Down to earth)

in an unusual incident, Monnet Ispat and Energy Ltd’s public hearing in Raigarh was called off because “the company was unable to adequately answer issues raised by the public”. The company’s plans to expand its iron and steel plant in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, has further run into trouble with allegations of irregularities in environmental impact assessment (eia) report. New Delhi-based Monnet runs a 0.3 million tonnes (mt) per annum integrated iron and steel plant in Raigarh.

It wants to increase the plant’s capacity to 1.7 mt per annum. ........

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