ECGD support for Jindal Vijayanagar, Steel Ltd, India
ECGD's case impact screening

first published 31 July 2007

ECGD released in July 2007, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, its impact assessment of the Jindal Vijayanagar, Steel plant in India to which it had given support in 2005.

In 2005, the UK's export credit agency, the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), gave support to VAI industries to build No 3 Single Strand Slab Casters at the Jindal Vijayanagar, Steel plant in India. In 2007, as part of its monitoring of ECGD's 'due diligence' procedures -- the checks ECGD should carry out before deciding to support a project -- The Corner House requested a copy of the completed screening questionnaire that ECGD had carried out to assess the impact of the steel plant before deciding to support it. The questionnaire and the results (displayed here) were released in July 2007.