NTPC submits proposal for diversion of sanctuary area

Ambika Sharma Solan, September 11 The NTPC has finally submitted a proposal for the diversion of additional 124 hectares of land falling in the Majathal Wildlife Sanctuary for its 800 MW Kol Dam Project, following a tough stand by the state government. Earlier, the NTPC had obtained the permission for merely 954 hectares of land, while conveniently excluding the protected area falling in the wildlife sanctuary. With nearly 46,000 trees of various broad leaf species, its net present value (NPV) was estimated at Rs 56 crore now.