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Public hearing for NTPC 4,000 MW project held amid protests

Date of Release: 
Aug 12 2015

Environmental public hearing by Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) on NTPC's 4,000 MW coal-fired power plant began amid protests by project-affected people at Pudimadaka, about 60 km from Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

District Collector N. Yuvaraj noted down proceedings amid heavy rain and unprecedented security. The public hearing was held at project site after a spokesman of Hyderabad-based Vimta Labs, which conducted the EIA study, gave details on pollution control measures.

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