Nagpur: Activists oppose expansion of Koradi Thermal Power Station


Nagpur: Activists oppose expansion of Koradi Thermal Power Station

Thirty-five organisations and individuals have come together to oppose the proposed expansion of Koradi Thermal Power Station (KTPS), located near the city.

At a press conference on Thursday, protesters voiced their opposition to the two new units – 660 MW each – that are set to come up at KTPS, which currently produces 2,400 MW power. Pollution caused by KTPS, they said, will sound a death knell for the city.

“This is for the first time that so many organisations and individuals have come together to oppose the new units,” Sudhir Paliwal, convenor of Vidarbha Environmental Action Group (VEAG), said.

“There is no demand for power in the state and already many thermal power plants are shutting down. Moreover, Vidarbha is facing acute water shortage. In such situation, diverting water for power generation will add to Vidarbha farmers’ and citizens’ woes,” he added. Read More

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