Govt issues NOC; KSEB to proceed with Athirappilly project

By K Balakrishnan

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Kannur: The Kerala state government has granted permission to KSEB to proceed with Athirappilly hydroelectric power project. Following this, the authority has decided to issue NOC for technical-financial and environmental clearance for the project. The NOC is issued with an expiry period of 7 years.

The action was taken to speed up the project evaluating that at least 7 years will be taken to complete the project.

Earlier, minister for power stated that the government will scrap the project following protest from environmentalists and political parties including CPI.

Environmental clearance, technical and financial permission granted to the project which has been drafted aiming to generate 163 MW power have already expired.

It is learned that KSEB has to obtain all these approvals including environmental clearance to resume the project. While submitting the recommendations to resume the project, the central government demanded to attach an NOC issued by the state government along with it. A revised application should be submitted to get technical-financial permission.

The recommendation to resume Athirappilly project was made at a meeting summoned on May 29 to discuss hydroelectric projects in India. Though KSEB approached the state government seeking NOC for the project on October 30, the government delayed action due to the controversies over it. Finally, the government issued NOC after noticing the issue with the project on June 1.

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