How economic and environmental concerns are stalling mega power projects in TN


How economic and environmental concerns are stalling mega power projects in TN

It has been five years that a proposed 4,000 ultra mega power project (UMPP) in Tamil Nadu’s Cheyyur received an environment clearance but the construction of the plant has not begun yet.

Putting a dampener on the proposed power project, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), on January 23 demanded a completely fresh application for the project’s environmental impact assessment.

The plant had received an environment clearance in 2013. However, this will not be valid anymore as the project proponent wanted to change its source of coal from imported to domestic.

The Cheyyur Tamil Nadu Power Ltd. (CTNPL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Power Finance Corporation (PFC). The Rs 25,970 crore-project has been running into several controversies since it was proposed. Read More

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