NEW DELHI :  Steel giant ArcelorMittal India’s plan to set up a mega steel plant in Jharkhand may be delayed further as an environment ministry committee has sought more details from the state government on the likely impact on the wildlife due to mining an iron ore block linked to the plant, a government official said.

The proposal is for diversion of 202.35 ha of reserved forest land in favour of ArcelorMittal India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of global steel giant ArcelorMittal, for mining of iron ore from the Karampada mine in the state.  The forest advisory committee said “the proposal submitted by the state government has not furnished any information about the impact of the project on elephants and other wild life movement.”        -Cogencis

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