Vedanta plans trapped in pockets of protests

BATTLEGROUND FARMLAND Bs Reporter / New Delhi September 04, 2008, 1:03 IST The Anil Agarwal-owned Vedanta group has made substantial headway in land acquisition for its three projects in Orissa which entail a combined investment of over Rs 30,000 crore. The group needed 11,700 acres for its university at Puri, an alumina refinery at Lanjigarh, and its smelter and power project at Bharkhamunda near Jharsuguda. It has already acquired about 7,515 acres.

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