Maharashtra Pollution Control Board´s (MPCB) high-level committee has refused approval to two new units of Mahagenco´s Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station over the company´s failure to put pollution control measures in place.
MPCB´s consent appraisal committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Environment, Malini Shankar passed strictures on Mahagenco and asked its managing director to be present for hearing before the chairperson. “Sub Regional Office, Chandrapur, reported that the industry has not completed the works of ETP and STP. It was decided to return the application. Also environment clearance obtained from MoEF and other permissions from the MPCB have lapsed and require revalidation,” the committee said.