Deal #569

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Coordinates
Location
Gopalpur, Orissa, Indien

Latitude
19.331478
Longitude
84.910172
Facility name
Gopalpur Industrial Park by Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Limited
Target country
India
Comment on location
Coordinates obtained from Google Earth Pro: 19.331478, 84.910172

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[1995-01-01, current] 1193
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2017-05-01] 65
Comment on land area
Industrial Park covers 2,949 acres (1,193 hectares), of which 1,235 acres (500 hectares) is notified special economic zone (SEZ) and 1,735 acres (702 hectares) is in the domestic tariff area. The steel company has been striving to woo investors for the park by staging roadshows within the country and overseas. Tata Steel has received expressions of interest for 190 acres of SEZ and 235 acres of the non-SEZ area. But potential investors are apprehensive to sign firm agreements due to the prevailing agitation. For the SEZ notified area, Tata Steel has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BS Minerals for a manufacturing unit on 2 acres. In the non-SEZ patch, other than Tata Steel's ferro-chrome plant, Sure Safety Solutions has put up a unit over 5 acres for aerial manufacturing targets. In 2020, two MSME (micro, small & medium enterprises) units have executed land lease deeds with the developer. Each of the units will be allotted two acres expected to be running their operations in four to five months. Hyderabad-based Gemini Edibles & Fats India Pvt Ltd has proposed to install a refined vegetable oil manufacturing unit within the Gopalpur industrial park. The facility will be spread over 25 acres within the DTA of the industrial park.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
[2007-06-18, current] Industry (1202 ha)
Comment on intention of investment
Multi-product SEZ and Industrial Park; The land at Gopalpur being developed as an industrial park was originally acquired for a shore-based steel plant proposed by Tata Steel in 1995-96. However, the steel maker shelved its plan and the state government suggested developing a multi-product SEZ on the acquired land. Keeping in view the changed land use plan, 1,235 acres was registered in favour of TSSEZ by the state government in October 2015, which was accompanied by a revised compensation package.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Land was acquired by Tata Steel thru Industrial Development Corporation of Odisha (IDCO) in 1995-96 initially for the Integrated Steel Plant.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1995-01-01] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Land was acquired by Tata Steel thru Industrial Development Corporation of Odisha (IDCO) in 1995-96

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2007-06-18] Startup phase (no production)
[2015-01-01, current] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Rs.10 billion ferro chrome plant at the Gopalpur SEZ on an area of around 400 acres. Work on the project has started and the boundary lines for the plant has already been marked. The project proposes to have two units with a capacity to produce 50,000 tonnes per annum of ferro chrome and 400,000 tonnes per annum of re-bar steel mill

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Contract date
1995-01-01
Duration of the agreement (in years)
90

Contract #2

Contract date
2007-06-18
Duration of the agreement (in years)
5
Comment on contract
Formal approval lasts for 5 years and can be extended

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
15000
Comment on jobs created (total)
envisioned to provide 15,000 jobs once fully operational

Operating company

Name of investment project
Gopalpur Special Economic Zone Limited
Comment on investment chain
Originally Gopalpur Special Economic Zone Limited was founded as a subsidiary of Tata Steel. The name was changed in 2014 to Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Limited.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Personal information
Comment on data source
Social Development Foundation, Delhi

Data source #2

Data source type
Personal information
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-07-02
Comment on data source
Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd.

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Tata Steel hopes to overcome hurdles for Gopalpur SEZ
Date
2015-09-05

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Tata Steel's Gopalpur Industrial Park attracts Rs 2,500-cr investment
Date
2019-03-28

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Land stir hurts investments in Tata Steel's Gopalpur industrial park

Data source #7

Data source type
Company sources
File
Publication title
Gopalpur Industrial Park by Tata Steel Special Economic Zone
Date
2017-08-03
Comment on data source
video from Youtube describing the industrial park

Data source #8

Data source type
Company sources
File
Publication title
Gopalpur Industrial Park - By Tata Steel Special Economic Zone
Date
2017-08-04
Comment on data source
video from Youtube describing the industrial park and stating its community contributions

Data source #9

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Tata's Gopalpur industrial park breaks jinx for investments in SEZ
Date
2020-02-09

Data source #10

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Tata Steel inaugurates ferrochrome plant in Gopalpur
Date
2016-12-01

Data source #11

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Date
2016-05-05
Comment on data source
Letter from Tata Steel to the Divisional Forest Officer re: Diversion of 3.792 hectares of forest land in Badapur and Chamakhandi villages of Ganjam District for development of Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) by M/s Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Ltd. at Gopalpur in Ganjam District, Odisha

Data source #12

Data source type
Government sources
File
Publication title
IDCO : Its Role and Objectives
Date
2006-07-01
Comment on data source
IDCO provides land acquisition services for mega and medium projects. Private lands are acquired on fast track mode. Collectors are delegated with powers to sanction any quantum of Govt land in favour of lDCO without any reference to Government under OGLS Act. So far total 32,087 acres of land has been allotted to different industries, of which more than 16,000 acres is allotted in last 3 years. Gopalpur SEZ is to be established jointly by Tata Steel & State Govt. over 2500 acres of land. Land originally acquired for steel plant will be used for SEZ development. Modalities of joint venture agreement are under finalisation. It is proposed to be implemented by an SPV to be constituted especially for the purpose.

Data source #13

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
TATA Steel Gopalpur project affected families at Gopalpur in Ganjam
Date
2015-04-11
Comment on data source
Business Standard reported that the Odisha government has declared the much-awaited additional rehabilitation and resettlement package for the affected families of the TATA Steel project at Gopalpur in Ganjam district.

Names of communities / indigenous peoples affected

Comment on communities / indigenous peoples affected
As many as 656 core families and 989 extended families of at least five villages near Gopalpur were displaced when the land was acquired for the Tata Steel's project. While the families of Sindhigaon, Badapaur, Patrapur, Kalipalli and Paikapada were displaced for the purpose, families of other eight villages lost their agricultural land.

Recognitions status of community land tenure

Recognition status of community land tenure
Community traditional or customary rights recognized by government

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Number of households actually displaced
1645
Comment on displacement of people
As many as 656 core families and 989 extended families of at least five villages near Gopalpur were displaced when the land was acquired for the Tata Steel's project. While the families of Sindhigaon, Badapaur, Patrapur, Kalipalli and Paikapada were displaced for the purpose, families of other eight villages lost their agricultural land.

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Environmental degradation
Socio-economic
Displacement

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
As per the new compensation package, preference will be given for job to one member of each of the core displaced families in the Gopalpur project or any associated company of TATA Steel outside Gopalpur. The age limit for the job-seekers would be relaxed up to 40 years. The company would pay INR 7 lakh per core family and INR 5 lakh per extended family, if they don't opt for jobs in the company. Similarly, the land losers would get an additional INR 5 lakh per acres of land. After the revision of the list of extended families among the project affected, each newly added family would get building assistance of INR 3 lakh. In addition, each core and extended project affected family would get INR 5,000 per month as maintenance allowance for next two years. These apart, a corpus fund of INR 30ccrore would be set up at the district collector level to assist the affected families earn livelihood under various suitable schemes.
Received compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
More than 2,000 families had been paid the additional compensation and the balance was under process. This apart, 78 persons from nominees of core displaced families have been offered jobs in the ferro-chrome plant. Sure Safety Solutions has also shortlisted 10 candidates from displaced and land-loser families and has offered engagement to four in the first phase.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Capacity Building
Financial Support
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Financial Support: financial support to start up and up to 2 years maintenance allowance (see compensation info for details)

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Capacity Building
Financial Support
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
Capacity Building: Technical school for affected family members Financial Support: some familes have already received financial compensation, additional are being processed

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Other
Comment on former land use
Other: residential area

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land
Comment on former land cover
Forest land: 3.792 hectares; other land cover not declared

Overall comment

Overall comment
Orissa state government has invited foreign and domestic investors in the context of an investment plan for mining and industry

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