Bhoomi-puja for Titanium project on Jan 17: Shroff
"I have been waiting to set up the Titanium project in Odisha for about 15 years. Now, we are ready to go for Bhoomi Puja on January 17," Saraf Group Chairman S M Shroff told reporters after meeting Chief Secretary B K Patnaik here.
Shroff apprised the state government of the company's plan and sought its help to expedite SAPL application for mining operation and permission for mineral separation.
Claiming that the legal battle with the Russian partner would have no impact on the proposed project, he said: "The land is in SAPL's name. Therefore, there is no problem in going for ground breaking ceremony on the company's land."
The company has planned to invest Rs 5,000 crore in the Titanium Park project spread over 260 acre of land. The company has sought additional land for expansion, he said.
"SAPL will set up the Titanium Park at Chhatrapur in Ganjam district alone with help from China. We do not need any partner," he said.
"Every thing including technology is available in China. They will come and develop the plant on hire basis without becoming partner in the project," Shroff said, adding SAPL had acquired special economic zone status for its project.
The group had earlier tied up with a Russian firm and formed a joint venture company known as Titanium Products Private Ltd to set up a Titanium complex in Odisha.
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