THE controversy over the 1,000 megawatt Cogentrix power projecr in
Mangalore, Karnataka, has come to an
end with the Centre formally giving
its approval to the project in principle
and the Cogentrix management promising to adhere to strict environment
However, the final environmental clearance for the project will be issued only after Cogentrix clears certain queries and fulfils all conditions stipulated by the state pollution control board.
The environmental clearance committee of the state government had given its "conditional consent", following which the Central Electric Authority cleared the Rs 4,300 crore thermal power project on July 28. Meanwhile, Cogentrix has offered to cut costs by reducing the construction time.
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