PTI reported that ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India CEO Mr Dilip Oommen has said that AMNS India is awaiting forest and environment clearances to take forward the process to set up a 12 million tonne Greenfield steel plant in Odisha. He told PTI “We have already applied for the necessary approvals like forest and environment clearances and waiting for it as such processes take time.”AM/NS India had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Odisha government for setting up the project in Kendrapara with an investment of INR 50,000 crore. In May 2021, AMNS India had informed about initiating a feasibility study for the project. It had said that the company has initiated, in coordination with the Government of Odisha: a feasibility study, securing relevant permissions, land acquisition, developing logistics infrastructure and other enabling conditions to plan for the project construction. The report was submitted to the Odisha government in the October-December quarter of 2021.