JSW Announces Compensation Package For Villages To Be Affected By Its Proposed Integrated Steel Plant In Odisha

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

JSW announced a compensation package for villages in Nuagaon, Gadakujang and Dhinkia, which will be affected by its proposed Integrated Steel Plant.

According to the official reports, the compensation announced was way above the policy provisions outlined in the Odisha government’s Rehabilitation & Resettlement Policy, 2006.

Ranjan Nayak, COO, JSW Steel operations, Odisha stated that JSW has sustainability as a core value and in sync, we are stepping up CSR activities in our greenfield project site for the all-round development of the region. He says that they are taking up livelihood of the people from the project villages as a priority area and are coming up with a roadmap to address it.

The VLC engagement process has received overwhelming response with close to 175 applications from all three-gram panchayats — close to 40 applications were received from Dhinkia, 100 from Nuagaon and about 35 from Gadakujang, the company said.

He further added that the selected candidate list would be made public shortly. Further, process has been initiated for additional engagement of 1,000 youth with both technical and non-technical background from the project-affected villages. The last date for submission of application is December 20, 2021, following which, the shortlisting and recruitment process would commence.



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