Vedanta University project gets environmental clearanceApril 17th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) The Rs.150 billion Vedanta University project in Orissa by the Anil Agarwal foundation has got environmental and coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearances from the central government, a project spokesman said Saturday.
“The union ministry of environment and forests (MOEF) has granted the environment and CRZ clearances to the Vedanta University project,” Sasanka Patnaik told IANS.
“We received the letter from the ministry today (Saturday),” he said.
The Anil Agarwal foundation is promoted by NRI billionaire and chairman of Britain’s Vedanta Resources Anil Agarwal.
It has proposed to set up a multi-disciplinary Vedanta University over 6,000 acres of land near the Konark-Puri marine drive, some 60 km from here.
This not-for-profit university, being built on a global scale, has been envisaged as one-of-its-kind institution for quality higher education and cutting-edge research facility in 95 academic disciplines for 100,000 students.
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