AAL going for production shortly?

The Hindu | Sumit Bhattacharjee | 09 Feb, 2022

Activity picks up at plant, power plant trial run held

Anrak Aluminium Limited (AAL) which was set up in 2014 with an investment of around ₹6,000 crore at Rachapalle in Makavarapalem mandal of Visakhpatnam district, is yet to go into production. The plant was set up with an installed capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per year, but with the cancellation of G.O. 97 by the Jagan Mohan Reddy government and the company failing to get a linkage for bauxite ore, the operation of the plant has been stalled. Now there are strong rumours that the company is gearing up to start production and it is learnt that initially February 5 was the date given but it had to be postponed to a later date.

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Visakhapatnam: Adivasis do not want to trade their rights for new districts

The Hansh India | Rani Devalla | 02 Feb, 2022

Visakhapatnam: Known for its pristine natural beauty, lush green plantations, and aromatic coffee, Araku is set to become Alluri Seetharamaraju district with its headquarters as Paderu if the proposed reorganisation of districts becomes a reality. The new district to be carved out will have three Assembly segments-Paderu, Araku and Rampachodavaram spreading over 12,251-sq-km with a population of 9.54 lakh.

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Delegation of the Samata team met the Hon’ble Ms. Anusuiya Uikey, Governor of Chhattisgarh

On 29th October 2021, a delegation of the Samata team led by executive director Mr. Ravi Rebbapragada met the Honourable governor of Chhattisgarh, Ms. Anusuiya Uikey, and discussed various issues concerning the Adivasi community. The particular focus of the discussion was on the PESA act and its implementation in Fifth Schedule Area. Madam governor heard the problems very carefully and gave a positive response. There were three members in the delegation, Shri Ravi Rebbapragada, Shri Ashok Shrimali, and Vicky Kumar Saw.

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