The environment organisations have come out strongly against the new move of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to revive the Pathrakadavu hydroelectric project.

The project was proposed as an alternative to the Silent Valley project, being taken up now at the Silent Valley buffer zone in Mannarkkad taluk of the District. They said since the area was declared as the ‘buffer zone’ of the unique Silent Valley National Park it would be extremely difficult for the State government to recommend the project to the Centre, as they had to go through a plethora of statutory provisions and formalities.