Paswan : Give entire Chiria, I wiil give job to two lakh youths
Union steel minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday asked chief minister Shibu Soren to hand over the Chiria mines to SAIL so that the steel giant could set up more industries here.

The LJP chief also said that Sindri and Bokaro fertiliser factories would reopen soon. He added that if the government gave the lease over the entire Chiria mines to SAIL, he would construct “four” more steel factories like Bokaro Steel and create job opportunities for as many as 2 lakh educated youth of Jharkhand.
“I have already talked about it to Soren and he has promised to take necessary measures regarding this. I would like him to keep his promise,” said Paswan.

The LJP chief was here to attend a party rally on its eighth foundation day. A huge number of supporters and party workers along with party MLAs and MPs shouted slogans praising their leader. The vehicles carrying the supporters — some also came on elephant back and horse driven chariots from villages — threw the traffic out of gear.
The lease of entire Chiria mines had been earlier held by IISCO. However, after the merger of IISCO with SAIL, the state argued that the lease stood cancelled. The SAIL had thought that the lease statement was carried over to itself after the merger, which the state refuted.
A case is still pending in Jharkhand High Court, which urged the two parties to go for out-of-court settlement. The state, however, is ready to give the lease of Chiria for only 50 per cent of the mine’s capacity. However, Paswan today reiterated the Centre’s demand for lease of the entire Chiria mines.

On frequent terrorist attacks, he also suggested that the Centre and state should join hands. “Necessary changes could be brought on the federal structure of the country. The Centre should be allowed more intervention on the law and order issue of the states,” he added
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