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No SBI loans to road projects with land issues

No SBI loans to road projects with land issues

Proposed road projects that have not finished the acquisition of the required land for the purpose will not get loans from State Bank of India (SBI). The decision has been taken by SBI on the requisition of Central Bureau of Investigation and Chief Vigilance Commission. SBI is IndiaÂ’s biggest moneylender.

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GAIL India faces delay in pipeline project

GAIL India faces delay in pipeline project

The 900 km gas pipeline project of GAIL India is facing delay because of land acquisition issue in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is learnt that GAIL has so far completed only 30 km of the pipeline. GAIL India is constructing a 505 km pipeline through Kerala, 310 km through Tamilnadu and 85 km through Karnataka

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Govt gives 2,000 acre land for Rs 300 bn steel project

Govt gives 2,000 acre land for Rs 300 bn steel project

For implementing its proposed 6-million tonne-per-annum (mn tpa) steel plant, the Karnataka government granted over 2,000 acre land to ArcelorMittal at Kuditini, Bellary district. The state government and the global steel giant entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the Rs 30,0

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Minister hopes 6% GDP growth in FY14

Minister hopes 6% GDP growth in FY14

Finance Minister P Chidambaram expressed hope that the Indian economy may expand at 6 per cent or slightly more during 2013-14. This is higher than the 5 percent growth registered in 2012-13. Speaking to reporters, the minister also expressed hope that the Parliament would pass the real estate regulator and land acquisition bills in its monsoon session

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ArcelorMittal abandons 12 mn t steel project in Odisha

ArcelorMittal abandons 12 mn t steel project in Odisha

After unsuccessfully waiting for seven years to secure land, ArcelorMittal abandoned its 12-million tonne steel plant in Odisha citing unviability of the project. In a press release, the firm said the inordinate delays relating to land acquisition and allocation of captive iron ore blocks means this project is no longer viable

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Stemcor holds parleys with JSPL on selling local unit

Stemcor holds parleys with JSPL on selling local unit

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Stemcor is holding discussion with Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) to sell its Odisha-based unit, Brahmani River Pellets (BRPL). BRPL, which is a unit of the US-based steel trader, owns a pellet plant at Jajpur in Odisha. The pellet plant gets iron ore through a 220-km underground slurry pipeline from BRPL's 4-million tonne per annum bene

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Kazakh govt’s move dashes ONGC’s hope on Kashagan field

Kazakh govt’s move dashes ONGC’s hope on Kashagan field

The Kazakh government exercised its right of first refusal (ROFR) or pre-emption rights to acquire the 8.4 per cent stake held by ConocoPhillips in Kashagan oilfield. In November 2012, India's ONGC decided to buy ConocoPhillips' 8.4 per cent stake in Kazakhstan's biggest oilfield, Kashagan for $5 billion. But, according to a law in Kazakhstan, the national government has the ROFR that allowed it an option to buy the stake at the price agreed between ONGC and Con

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