Public hearing on KPR power plant disrupted, deferred

The public hearing on the proposed 100-MW thermal power plant of KPR Industries (India) Ltd – a fertiliser unit – was on Wednesday disrupted and deferred between Dontamuru of Rangampeta mandal and Balabhadrapuram of Bikkavolu mandal in East Godavari district. Tension gripped the area as police used force to chase the mob who hurled stones and shoes onto the dais where the District Collector Neetu Kumari Prasad and other officials were seated and also at the vehicle of the collector. The public hearing was postponed by the Collector and the police took 20 persons into custody. Forty persons including four policemen were injured in the incident. Continue Reading

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