Cheyyur power project trips over environmental clearance

The Rs 24,200-cr coastal project has run into trouble because of differing views on its threat to local ecology The government's attempt at reviving investor interest in its flagship Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) scheme after a four-year lull is headed south - quite literally. One of the two such newly-announced projects in Cheyyur village, 96 kilometre south of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, has been engulfed in a controversy spanning economic, social and ecological domains.

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