Issue Date: Mar 30, 2010
People agitating against the Pohang Steel Company's (POSCO) proposed plant in Jagatsinghpur district in Orissa appear to have softened their stance on the project following a meeting with chief minister Naveen Patnaik on June 13. At the meeting in Bhubaneswar, POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) representatives agreed to allow the state government to continue its socio-economic survey of the three gram panchayats at the project site provided no policemen accompanied the surveyors. The villagers and activists had so far been resisting the survey that began on May 25.
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