Cancellation of Public hearing for Kutch Power Generation Limited, Bhadreshwar

  • 12/09/2010

This document contains the letter to the Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Gandhinagar on cancellation of Public hearing for Kutch Power Generation Limited, Bhadreshwar. The Adani Group promoted company Kutch Power Generation Limited (KPGL) is proposing a 3300 MW coal based power plant in Bhadreshwar village of Mundra Taluk, Kutch district, Gujarat. Fisherfolk and Salt pan workers are deeply concerned about the harmful impact of the project on their traditional livelihoods. Ever since the local communities knew of the project, they have been writing to the MoEF, NIO etc about their livelihood concerns and the need for rigorous and unbiased EIA studies to ensure that their livelihoods are not affected. The main purpose of this letter is to bring to attention to the concern that the manner, in which the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has planned the public hearing for the KPGL power plant, will render the public hearing as an empty formality.

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