POSCO, the world's fourth-largest steel producer, has waited eight years to get necessary clearances, land and an iron ore mining licence to start work on the plant in eastern Odisha state slated to have a capacity of 12 million tonnes a year.
Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya of the Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to look into the issue of giving iron ore mining license to POSCO. The court also set aside a lower court's ruling against the company.
The company's project is one of several in Odisha facing protests and delays. Investment plans of ArcelorMittal and Vedanta Resources in the state have been similarly delayed.
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