A three-member committee investigating the leak of toxic material from a coal-fired power plant in Singrauli distict in Madhya Pradesh has blamed owners Essar Power MP Ltd. for the incident.
The committee, which consists of a police officer, a sub-divisional magistrate and an engineer, accused Essar Power MP of “extreme carelessness of company management” and held them responsible for a sub-standard boundary and not clearing waste material from the boundary.
Asked to comment, an Essar Power MP spokesman told NDTV the company had yet to study the complete report, but highlighted its “unblemished record of compliance with all laws, rules and regulations” and the fact it had “initiated clean-up to prevent damage”.
The spokesperson also reiterated the company’s position that “the allegedly affected land belongs to Essar Power MP de facto and de jure… acquired after paying due compensation to the residents as required in law”, and that the people who live on the land are encroachers. Read More
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