09 Oct 2010

I represent the Forum for Better Visakha (FBV) based at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. We have been active for quite sometime in highlighting the meaning of "development" as perceived by the local communities. I have tried to document the relevant concerns in my article on Sompeta in Economic and Political Weekly.

FOLLOWING two deaths and a series of misreported facts, the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) cancelled the environment ministry’s clearance to a thermal power plant in Sompeta in coastal Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh.

Experts say Govt underplaying dangers of an accident.

Nuclear power is expensive and perilous and India does not need it, said Dr Surendra Gadekar, nuclear scientist.

HYDERABAD: With the Andhra Pradesh government declaring a strong intent to promote nuclear power, two nuclear energy parks at Kovvada (Srikakulam district) and Nizampatnam (Guntur) are to be established with a whopping investment of over Rs. 1,50,000 crore.

Visakhapatnam, March 8: The north coastal Andhra would soon becoming the epicentre of power projects with as many as 17 projects in private sector and a nuclear power project in the public sector, generating 19,000 mega watts in the next couple of years.

Visakhapatnam July 10: The state unit of CPI has decided to stage a month-long padayatra from Itchapuram in Srikakulam district to Nellore to protest against the proposed coastal corridor. The former MLA and state president of the AP Rythu Coolie Sangham, Mr K. Ramakrishna said in a meeting that the CPI would stall the project. The meeting on

The Central Environment Authority (CEA) is to take the initiative to solve the garbage problem completely by the year 2012 by providing necessary assistance to local authorities countrywide.