Tearing Through The Water Landscape

Evaluating the environmental and social consequences of POSCO project in Odisha, India

Written by Leo F. Saldanha, Bhargavi S. Rao for Environment Support Group
27 May, 2011

When Indian Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh cleared POSCO project in India based on his "faith and trust" in the Orissa Government's claims that the Forest Rights Act did not apply to the project affected communities, he became a party to one of India's greatest planned environmental and economic disasters. ESG has produced a comprehensive critique of the weak review of the environmental and social impacts POSCO project, and how this has resulted in making project affected communities into a 'rightless people'.  Download the study: "Tearing through the Water Landscape" (in 3 parts above, for a total of 2.6 mb)


Still there is time for good sense

I hope good sense will prevail and wanton destruction of environment and voiceless people in the name of false developement is halted

Dr Sameer R Rao