Title: Need to shift the proposed Thermal Power Plant in Nagpur City, Maharashtra to some other place suitably away from city.
SHRI VILAS MUTTEMWAR (NAGPUR): The State Government of Maharashtra have approved the proposal of Nagpur Municipal Corporation to set up a Thermal Power Plant of 420 MW capacity in the heart of the Nagpur city. It will create numerous problems to the people like creation of heavy pollution etc. Besides more acute problem will be the shortage of water in the city which is already far less than the requirement of the city. While planning for setting up of such thermal power plants, it is necessary to keep in view the negative effects of such a plant on infrastructural development of Nagpur which is the fastest growing city with a population of over 35 lakhs and having enough power to meet its requirement.
The Thermal Power Plants being set up in the Vidarbha region would bring disaster to the region by destroying the environment and causing irreparable damage to the health of the people and rich forests. I had urged upon the Government to review the matter of concentrating large number of Thermal Power Plants in one particular region.
Surprisingly one more Thermal Power Plant is being set up now in the heart of Nagpur city. I would urge upon the Government to take up the matter with the State Government of Maharashtra to have this plant shifted suitably away from Nagpur city.