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Land disputes hitting Indian infrastructure schemes
Posted: Sun, Dec 5 2010. 5:16 PM IST
Economy and Politics
Years of wrangling over land, compensation and environmental impact have become a regular feature of many projects aimed at developing modern India
High-profile disputes include plans for a second airport on protected wetlands to service India’s financial hub of Mumbai and a plan by Tata Motors to build a new manufacturing plant for the world’s cheapest car, the Nano.
India’s environment ministry approved the much-delayed airport project last month but Tata Motors aborted its move to West Bengal state in 2008 after weeks of violent protests by farmers angered by the forced purchase of their land.
ArcelorMittal, South Korea’s Posco and Vedanta Resources have all recently been forced to look elsewhere for large-scale steel plant and mining projects after opposition in the eastern state of Orissa.
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