Udupi, Sep 2,2015 : Speaking to media, Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake said before taking a decision on the extension of coal-based UPCL thermal plant, the bearing capacity of the area should be tested.
The minister said that it was essential to look into the environmental aspects before taking a decision on the extension of the power plant. The project has already created environmental problems, it is essential to study the tolerance of the region.
Sorake said that he would hold talks with energy minister and recommend gas-based power project which was environmentally feasible.
He said fly ash and other byproducts of the coal-based power project had proved to be disasterous for fishermen and people residing in the area. The health of the people in the area has been affected.