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South Asia Update

Published by MAC on 2007-04-21

South Asia update

21st April 2007

Farmers are refusing to sell their land for Tata's steel plant in Chhattisgarh, while opposition to POSCO's proposed massive iron ore project in Orissa mounts even further - and across the board.

India's Essar Steel - the country's third biggest company in the sector - has taken over Algoma, Canada's own third biggest steel producer.

A cogent analysis of the draft National Rehabilitation Policy dubs it a "Draft National Displacement Policy".

A major editorial in leading Indian newspaper, The Hindu, examines a leaked report on the implications of climate change for south Asia, and criticises India's existing minerals policy.

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