Even at the cost of life,’No’ to thermal power plant; Niddodi villagers firm on their decision

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Manglore, May 27: It has been reported that protestors of Niddodi village in Moodbidri, who have participated in the protest meet organized at Bangerapadavu on May 26, Sunday have reaffirmed their decision of not allowing the ultra mega thermal power plant in the village at any cost.

It has been learnt that Matr Bhoomi Samrakshana Samithi, which is instigating the agitation against the proposed project. Protestors vowed to fight against the proposed project until their last breath.

Premananda Kalmady, an environmentalist of Udupi addressing the protestors said that government is very much keep in setting up proposed thermal plant in the village even at the cost of residents at a time when the UPCL plant at Padubidri has given untold problems to the locals.

He further said Niddodi may be rendered barren due to the project and sought the meaningful discussion on the pros and cons of the project with authorities concerned and recalled the authorities’ failure to conduct a public hearing before announcing the project.

Yadava Shetty, district secretary of Karnataka Pranthya Raitha Sangha, Rohitaksha, state vice president of sangha, Joachim corea, president of Kallamundkur gram panchayat, Kiran Manjanbailu, president of Matrbhoomi samrakshana trust and others were present.

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