Public hearing for thermal power plant in Andhra Pradesh turns violent

Plant site is on wetland surrounded by shrimp farms
Public hearing for thermal power plant in Andhra Pradesh turns violent

The public hearing for the proposed thermal power plant at Ankulapaturu village of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, held on October 3, turned violent.  In the melee, Vijayakumar, a practicing doctor and activist of Jana Vigyana Vedika, a people’s science organisation, was brutally beaten up by the police. An attempt to murder case has been registered against the circle inspector Ram Babu under section 307 of IPC.

Public hearing for the proposed thermal power plant at Ankulapaturu village of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh turns violent
In the melee a practicing doctor and activist of Jana Vigyana Vedika, brutally beaten up by the police
The 350 MW coal-fired thermal power plant is being built by VSF Projects Private Ltd.
The plant is one of the 29 proposed coal-based power plants that will cluster the coastal area of Nellore district
The site is in the middle of a wetland surrounded by shrimp farms
There are reserve forests and protected forests within 10 km radius of the site
 
EIA suppresses facts
Hired to speak
Putting environment at risk

Number of power plants: 29

Electricity to be generated: 34,000 MW

Coal to be burnt daily: 3,17,800 tonnes

Toxic ash to be generated daily: 1,33,450 tonnes

Amount of sulphur emitted into air: 2,100 tonnes

Amount of water plants will use: 64,00,000 Cum
 

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