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Thermal Power Station gets Central approval

Thermal Power Station gets Central approval
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Manuguru: The State government’s proposal of Bhadradri Kothagudem Thermal Power Station was finally approved by the Central Environment Authority of...

Manuguru: The State government’s proposal of Bhadradri Kothagudem Thermal Power Station was finally approved by the Central Environment Authority of India.

The thermal station which can generate 1080 mega watts of electricity was planned to be constructed with an estimated budget of Rs.7200 crore between the mandals of Pinapaka and Manuguru of Khammam district.

Chief Minister K Chandra Shekar Rao laid the foundation stone for this project on 28th March in 2015 and the construction works were handed over to BHEL by the government.

In order to start a unit under this power plant, the construction works were speeded up. However, the works were halted after a stay was ordered under National Haritha Tribunal Act by the court when a NGO intervened in the matter.

The officials of the Genco explained the need for the establishment of the power plant to the National Haritha Tribunal. “36 power plants in the country are using the sub critical technology as used in Bhadradri power plant.

The same technology was also proposed for Bhadradri power plant” the Minister of Power said. This led the government to give its approval for the establishment of the power plant removing the stay here on Saturday.

Many locals expressed their happiness over the government’s decision.

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