Mancherial: District Collector RV Karnan said that public opinion will be considered in expanding the SCCL’s 800 MW thermal power plant.
Collector RV Karnan speaking at the public opinion exercise at Jaipur on Wednesday
He took part in the public opinion exercise that took place at Jaipur along with the SCCL and environment department directors. In all, 31 persons gave their opinions at the meeting.
The by-products of the thermal unit – 4400 tons of ash – would be reused in cement factories and brick kilns. To protect ecology, saplings will be planted and nursed for a period of five years. Local employment would be generated to tend the trees.
RO plants would be set up in 21 villages and medical camps would be set up in affected villages. The district administration would forge ahead with coordination of various government departments.
Rajaswa mandal officer Srinivas, SCCL environmental protection general manager Sattaiah, officials of concerned departments and people from project area villages and people’s representatives took part in the public opinion exercise.