Udupi, Nov 21, 2016: The president of the State unit of KPCC, Kissan Cell Sachin Meega, has called upon Udupi DC T. Venkatesh to make an immediate ground-level study of the villages around the 1,200 MW coal-based thermal power project of UPCL, Udupi Power Corporation Ltd. and understand the problems of the local residents.
KPCC’s Meega told media here that only after such a study should a decision be taken on issues related to the expansion of the project.
He said DC Venkatesh should not have allowed “outsiders” to dominate the public hearing on the expansion of the 1,200 MW plant to 2,800 MW, held at Yellur in Udupi recently.
He should have given preference to listening to grievances of the farmers and local people, he said. The matters are controversial and should be looked into with utmost care.