Works on Chamalapur plant come to standstill

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Mysore, Nov 22 (UNI) The works on controversial thermal power plant at Chamalapura in this district came to a standstill and a final decision in this regard was likely only after a consultation with experts, Deputy Commissioner N S Channappa Gowda said today.

Talking to newspersons here, he said Governor Rameshwar Thakur was likely to discuss the issue in the next two weeks.

Tenders called for conducting an environmental assessment and technical feasibility of the project had not been opened, he said.

The environmental impact assessment had to be done first before holding a public meeting, he added.

The project became a controversy ever since it was announced early this year.

Farmers and public unitedly opposed the project.

The 1000 MW power plant, to be set up at the cost of Rs 5,500 crore on 2,000 acre of land, would burn over 1.76 million tonne of coal every year.

UNI

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