Visakhapatnam, Juy 14: With the agitation against NCC turning violent at Sompeta, the state government may have to rethink its strategy for other thermal power projects coming up in Srikakulam.

Srikakulam was chosen for many mega projects because government land was abundantly available and the plants would have close proximity to railway main line and Vizag ports.

Hyderabad, July 13: Till a few years ago, electricity generation projects used to be set up close to where coal was available. They were called pit-head stations. But with increasing water shortage, power projects across the country are moving towards coastal areas thanks to new technology that desalinates water.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh has announced a probe into all kinds of permission given so far for bauxite mining, setting up of alumina factory and allocation of wetlands in Srikakulam for setting up three thermal power projects.

Site Inspection Report on projects: 2x660 MW (Phase-I) Super Critical Coal-based Thermal Power Plant in Sompeta Mandal in Srikakulam; 2640 MW Bhavanapadu Thermal Power Project near Kakrapalli village, Srikakulam District; Alumina Refinery (1.4 MTPA) and Co-generation plant (90 MW) at Srungavarapukota, Vizianagaram; Alumina Refinery (1.5 MTPA ) Smelter Plant (2,50,000 TPA) alongwith Captive Powe

The Andhra Pradesh Government will extend all support to industrialists to set up units, especially in districts such as Srikakulam, to improve the living standards of local people, according to the Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah.

He was speaking here on Saturday evening after inaugurating the Trimex beach sand mineral project near Srikurmam.

visakhapatnam, June 20: Lashing out against the mega electricity projects being taken up in Srikakulam and Nellore (14 of them), Ms Medha Patkar called these a waste of unrenewable sources of energy.

June 3: Beginning this year, the Agency areas of north Andhra districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, besides Adilabad would have roads worth Rs 1,500 crore over a period of five years. Announcing this here on Thursday, the Araku MP and chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises, Mr Y.

May 27: The north coastal Andhra districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam experienced severe heat wave conditions, recording highest temperatures for the year on Thursday.

A Division Bench of Andhra Pradesh High Court has ordered notices in a case filed challenging the permission accorded by the Government to set up a coal-based power plant near Sompeta in Srikakulam district.

Hyderabad, April 12: When state-owned Power Generation Corporation (Genco) proposed setting up a thermal project in the backward Srikakulam district, it was hoped that the region would benefit. But the environment ministry has objected to the situation of the proposed plant on a lagoon, and Genco had no choice but to drop the plan.