HC upholds stay on Nilachal power plant

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: The High Court on Monday upheld the stay order over the construction of the proposed KVK Nilachal Power Plant at Khuntuni in Cuttack district. The High Court has also asked the National Wildlife Board to take a decision within two weeks on the plant’s wildlife clearance.

The plant which had appealed to lift the interim stay order stated over the construction of the plant showcasing the long pending of its wildlife clearance appeal, was also rejected by the High Court. On the other hand, the Ministry of Environment and Forests at the centre and the state Chief Secretary have been asked to submit all the documents related to environment and forest clearance of the plant before the next hearing scheduled for July 17.