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India update: Tata uncontrite

Published by MAC on 2007-08-31

India update: Tata uncontrite

31st August 2007

Tata Steel has announced that it will start construction of its Kalinganagar steel plant in Orissa within the next two months. This is despite a peoples' blockade against the project which has been sustained since just after the "Kalkinganagar massacre" in January 2006 - an event in which Tata's involvement (or at least its mute complicity) has never been acknowledged by the company, let alone an apology offered.

Meanwhile Tata shows no signs of heeding predictions that its planned construction of a deep-water a port on Orissa's east coast poses a dire threat, not only to a rare breed of turtles, but also fisherpeople and the marine environment as a whole.

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