The Sajjan Jindal-controlled JSW Group is keen to set up a commercial port at the mouth of the Jatadhari, Odisha, and 13 km south of the Paradip port.
The port project is proposed to be set up through JSW Infrastructure Ltd, the infrastructure arm of JSW Steel Ltd.
A JSW spokesperson, however, said, “As of now, we are not planning a commercial port in Odisha.”
Business Standard has reviewed the papers the company submitted to the Odisha government. “The proposed site is located outside the port limits of the Paradip port, which is a major port, and about 32 km away from the proposed Astaranga port,” JSW Steel said in its revised proposal to the Investment Promotion & Investment Corporation of Odisha Ltd (Ipicol). “It is accordingly requested that the Jatadhari mouth site may be given to JSW Infrastructure Ltd on long-term concession for establishing and operating a commercial port at the extant terms and conditions.”