Issue Date: Nov 14, 2011
Two ports proposed near the mouth of the Subarnarekha river on the Odisha coast have hit a road block after the state's forest department objected to them. The two sites at Talsara and Kirtania villages in Balasore district are within 10 km of each other and pose a threat to the endangered Olive Ridley turtles. The port at Kirtania has been awarded to Chennai-based Creative Port Development Limited (CPDL) to build and operate while the Bichitrapur port at Talsara is to be a captive port of Jindal Steel Works (JSW).
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