After years of resistance from local farmers and environmental activists, the proposed 6,000 megawatt (Mw) nuclear power project in Mithi Virdi, Gujarat, has been disallowed by the Union ministry of environment and forests, the latter formally confirmed.
The ministry’s counsel informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that environmental clearance was not being given.
Westinghouse Electric, which was constructing the project, had shifted base to Andhra Pradesh last year, after facing issues of land acquisition in Gujarat. “We are yet to go through the order to make a sense of the development. We will only be able to comment after that,” said Chimanbhai Saparia, minister of power, Government of Gujarat. Read more
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