Tata Power wind power project gets forest clearance in Karnataka

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on February 24, 2016

A green panel in the State has given forest clearance to Tata Power Company for setting up of a 52.50 MW wind power project in Koppal district, Karnataka.

The proposal was examined by the Regional Empowered Committee (REC) of the Union Environment Ministry in its recent meeting.

“Considering the type of the forest land involved and the purpose of the project is to generate renewable energy, the committee has approved the proposal (of Tata Power),” according to the minutes of the meeting.

The panel has given clearance for diverting forest land of 36.27 hectare instead of proposed 39.10 hectare in the Hanamasagara protected forest in Koppal district for setting up of a 52.50 MW wind power project.

The company has been asked to use the existing roads inside the forest land for this project, thereby limiting the requirement of forest land to 36.27 hectare.

The proposed project is expected to cater to the power requirement of the state and likely to generate employment opportunity.

RECs are empowered to approve diversion of forest land for projects up to 40 hectares, except the proposals relating to mining, regularisation of encroachments and hydel projects.

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Published on February 24, 2016
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