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New Thermal Power Clusters

The currently planned expansion of thermal power generation capacity works out to 1.3 times the existing generation capacity. The geographic distribution of this expansion is highly uneven, showing clustering in certain coal-mining states, and further within districts and regions. By backing independent power producers through comprehensive memoranda of understanding, state governments have forsaken the communities that will bear the environmental, health and livelihood impact of these thermal clusters.

to set up a plant. On the successful conclu-New Thermal Power Clusters sion of the rst stage of scrutiny, they are provided the terms of reference (TOR), a list of environmental issues that have Kannan Kasturi to be evaluated for the Environmental

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