had visited the site and given a positive report,” said an environment ministry official. A Posco official said the project was pending at minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s level.
The company is also expecting a positive outcome of the case in Supreme Court over granting prospecting licence for 600 MT Khandhadhar iron ore mines soon. “With the final judgment expected in two months, Posco could get necessary iron ore mines that could support ore needs of entire 12 MT plant for 30 years,” said an Orissa government official. The state had won a similar case in the apex court earlier.