Only the combined study of all the proposed power projects on the Konkan coastal belt, will give the real picture of the possible impact on the environmental of these plants, says the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).
The 200-km-long Konkan coastline is expected to have around 15 thermal power plants, with a capacity of around 23,000MW.
Claiming that Maharashtra is on its way to wipe out the electricity shortage and achieve self-sufficiency in power generation, governor K Sankarnarayanan today said the state will be free of load shedding by 2012.
After hoisting the tricolour here on the Republic Day, he said, "I am sure that the state will become load-shedding free by 2012.
Amid boycott by dissenting voices, the open house on Jaitapur power project organised by the state government managed to project a happy picture of the nuclear plant. Almost all the participants supported the project.
Most of the participants, including the project affected people, welcomed the project and asserted that people with vested interest were spreading misconceptions.
The railways are trying out several experiments to be environment friendly.
While Central Railway (CR) has begun the process of installation of solar-powered illumination at level crossings along its sections, Western Railway (WR) is one of the first railways to run a train on bio-diesel.
Both these railways have several lakhs of saplings of jathropa seeds along their rail tracks that yield oi