Sharadha Narayanan, Senior Researcher - Environment and Climate Action
The proposed EIA Notification- in its early draft- fails to evolve from the 2006 Notification, and disappointingly, tries to further weaken environmental safeguards imposed on polluting industries.
At the start of this decade, when Tamil Nadu was reeling under an acute shortage of power, capacity addition to the tune of 50 GW was proposed. This report looks at the status of the proposed plants and finds that only one of them has been commissioned, and most others shelved.
A power company with many run-ins with the law proposes a significant change in its coal source and transport in Cuddalore, by seeking to amend its environmental clearance instead of conducting a fresh environment impact assessment. Timely community action against the plant’s violations stalls the amendment.