Ban on coal transport thru villages sought

Published: 12th August 2016 05:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2016 05:00 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: THE Communist Party of India has demanded  stop to the transportation of coal via Kalapaka and Swayamvaram villages to the Hinduja Thermal Power Plant at Paravada.

More than  300 lorries and tippers transport coal to Hinduja Thermal Power Plant via the two villages of Kalapaka and Swayamvaram.

As many as 5,500 people of the two villages have been facing health problems due to thick coal dust. Even the villagers have been agitating to stop the transporation of coal through their villages. There is no response from the government, the CPI alleged.

A team led by CPI district secretary AJ Stalin visited both the villages to study  the pollution caused by the coal dust.

 Due to the coal dust, the people of the villages have been suffering from lung-related health problems.

The children have also been facing breathing problems, Stalin said.

The management of the Hinduja Thermal Power Plant should stop the coal transportation via the village and should find alternative routes, he demanded.

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