Arcelor-Mittal Plans Water Source for Its Steel Plant

4 Dec 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

— Steel company Arcelor-Mittal plans to make its own water arrangements for its proposed steel plant in eastern Indian’s Orissa state. It also will provide water to farmers during the dry season. The move by the steel company comes as tribal people and farmers in the area have launched a campaign against diversion of water from Hirakud dam to industries. Malay Mukherjee, group management board member of Arcelor-Mittal, has said the company was in the process of preparing a long-term plan to meet water needs of its proposed 12-million-ton-per-year unit in the state’s Keonjhar district. “We are consulting international experts to meet the challenges ahead,” he said, adding that meeting water requirements was indeed a challenge...

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