Times of India reported that India’s Ministry of Environment & Climate Change’s Expert Appraisal Committee, which had earlier deferred granting environment clearance to the company seeking more information, has recommended grant of Environment Clearance for JSW Utkal Steel Ltd's proposed steel plant near Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha subject to a series of conditions, as mentioned in ToI report1. JSW should abide by all orders and judicial pronouncements, made from time to time by the Orissa high court2. JSW shall not construct any steel plant facility on north-eastern portion of high tide line and sand dunes in the vicinity of the project site3. No filling and raising of land beyond 2950.10 acres, constituting 973.533 acres of green belt, shall be permitted to JSW4. As an area of 209.34 acres of the forest land is located in between the proposed integrated steel plant and jetty, the forest area will remain untouched and separated from the plant and jetty5. JSW will ensure proper provisions for storm water drainage from these forest patches & has also been asked to prepare and implement an area drainage system to ensure that the ecology of the area is not disturbedJSW Steel has planned a 13.2 million tonne per annum crude steel plant along with 900 MW captive power and 10 million tonne per annum cement grinding unit. It also plans to set up a captive jetty near the plant.