Ommco News reported that neighborhood villages of Nuagaon Mines have unanimously supported JSW Steel during the public hearing conducted to further environment clearance for the capacity expansion of Nuagaon iron ore mine. The residents of local villages like Nuagaon, Barapada, Gandhalpada, Guali, Katashi, Parediposi, Kohlarudukela, Panduliposhi, Topadihi expressed their interest to have the company its expansion. The public hearing was conducted by Keonjhar State Pollution Control Board and district administration.During the public hearing, around 113 villagers from the neighboring villages spoke in the forum and majority of them supported to JSW project. Over 200 villagers participated in the public hearing.People emphasized on livelihood promotion and CSR activities in the area. The state government received 60 written representations at the venue. JSW officials assured the public for addressing the concerns of the affected areas in the coming days.JSW Steel proposed to have environment assessment for the Nuagaon Iron ore mine for production of 20 MTPA iron ore here with total excavation 22.013 MTPA with screening, crushing 4500TPH CPU and 30 MTPA grinding and beneficiation plant. Also, there will be 30 MTPA slurry transportation system over ML area 776.969(as per DGPS)/767.284 Ha (as per ROR).