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The people in Orissa are agitating against the Environment clearance given for POSCO project which will not only take away the forest lands and lands of the poor people but also is an environmental hazard. Jayram Ramesh, Environment Minister, who opposed it earlier has now cleared it, probably under pressure.
But more news are coming. It is alleged that former Minister A.Rja, who was Environment Minister before he came to Telecom, is also involved as well as Minister P.Chidambaram.
In a statement issued by many save environmental organisations, they have exposed the role played by Raja and Chidambaram in giving clearance to Posco earlier and pressurising the concerned authorities.
In these circumstances, it is very much necessary that these allegations are enquired in to by the CBI.