The state-owned miner was in the process of setting up 3 MTPA steel project and a two MTPA pellet plant at Nagarnar in Jagadalpur district. The steel plant obtained the environmental clearance earlier and the PSU sought clearance from the MoEF for the pellet plant also.
"Based on the presentation made and discussions held, the committee recommended the project for environment clearance subject to stipulation of the following specific conditions and any other mitigative measures, as prescribed by the Ministry for environment protection," the Expert Appraisal Committee said in the minutes of its latest meeting.

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