May 7, 2012
Statement issued by Himalaya Niti Abhiyan
JP Associates’ Bageri thermal power plant in Nalagarh district has been cancelled by the High Court of Himachal Pradesh. The HC has given strict orders to JP Associates for violating all norms.
The Bageri thermal power plant will be dismantled in three months time. JP Associates was asked to deposit 25% of the total project cost as a penalty or approximately Rs 100 crore. The transfer of common lands to JP Associates was deemed illegal and cancelled.
The cement plant and grinding unit adjacent to the thermal plant were also given notice that if these remain non-compliant, then action can be taken by the HC in these cases also.
4 May 2012