02 December, 2020

The Rape Of Eden

Konkan’s entry on India’s infrastructure map foretells doom

Apoorva Salkade
The Rape Of Eden
outlookindia.com
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Endangered Landscape

District-wise breakdown of the major projects

Thane

  • Ancillary development of Navi Mumbai airport, green areas released for housing and commercial exploitation

Raigad

  • Navi Mumbai airport MahaMumbai SEZ. Area: Thrice that of Mumbai Five thermal power plants 10 km from one another Chemical industries hub

Ratnagiri

  • Madban: Location of the Jaitapur nuclear power plant (6 reactors)
  • Gholap: Port to come up
  • Across the region: 9 coal-fired plants and mining on 950 ha

Sindhudurg 

  • Dongerpal: Iron ore mine on anvil
  • Asniye, Galel, Kalne villages: Mining permits
  • Devgad, Dhakore-Vengurla: NTPC’s 2 thermal power projects

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