Aug. 22: The state roads and buildings minister, Mrs Galla Aruna Kumari, said that proposals had been made for projects worth Rs 3,560 crore, extending to over 712 projects for the state. The Central governm-ent too has given a positive picture, stating that the State of Accruals were in proper shape due to which a sub-meeting would be soon organised.

Santosh Patnaik

VISAKHAPATNAM: The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests has asked the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to submit a detailed report for finalising Terms of Reference (ToR) for environment impact assessment study for the nuclear power park at Kovvada in Srikakulam district.

At the recent meeting held in New Delhi (as per MoEF

P B Jayakumar / Mumbai August 17, 2010, 0:47 IST

He has been locked in a verbal duel with at least three chief ministers and four of his Cabinet colleagues: Praful Patel, Sharad Pawar, Kamal Nath and P Chidambaram.

* At least seven thermal power plants have been proposed in and around Srikakulam district
* The companies say they are on wasteland; but many of them are in fact on fertile wetland
* Two protestors were killed on July 14 in Sompeta
* The location, with access to coal, is attracting many groups

The controversial environmental clearance of the Nagarjuna Construction Compan

Hyderabad: A division bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday dismissed a writ petition against the environment clearance granted to East Coast Energy for setting up a 2,640-mw thermal power plant at Kakarpalli village in Srikakulam district.

Ajay Sukumaran, BV Mahalakshmi

Hyderabad/Sompeta: Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC) on Tuesday said it is confident of reviving the controversial thermal power plant in Sompeta, Srikakulam, despite the National Environmental Appellate Authority (NEAA) quashing the clearance granted to the project.

New Delhi: Four new nuclear power plants proposed by Nuclear Power Corporation of India have run into trouble with the environment and forests ministry rejecting their initial applications for statutory environmental clearances.

BV Mahalakshmi, Ajay Sukumaran

A suspended Telugu Desam Party legislator shouts slogans after his arrest during a protest against the police firing at Sompeta on Thursday. Fifty-seven Desam legislators were suspended after the Opposition disrupted proceedings in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly demanding the resignation of a minister over the police firing. (PTI)

Hyderabad: The National Environmental Appellate Authority (NEAA) on Thursday quashed the environmental clearance given to Nagarjuna Construction Company for setting up of a thermal power plant at Sompet, Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh. Further course of action is expected to be decided on the receipt of the certified copy of the judgement from the authorities.