Thermal Power Plants

Decommissioning of coal based thermal power plants - a baseline study report

As of today, India has 35,949 MW of power plant infrastructure that is more than 25-years-old and are bound to be decommissioned in the near future. Thus, each Indian state needs an action plan for the decommissioning of a thermal power plant. This report is a baseline study that guides to design a localised statutory framework to minimise the impact of the decommissioning process on surrounding communities & the environment.


St(o)ppwatch June 2021

Act NOW or India may lose 3-10% GDP annually by 2100 due to climate change! This edition of St(o)ppwatch brings you news on companies’ 'net-zero' claims that they use to carry on polluting, the importance of women in renewable energy and much more

Pudukuppam: On the Brink of Ruin

Thu, 28/03/2019 - 11:10

Cuddalore is an important coastal district in Tamil Nadu, and is classified as a critically polluted  industrial town by the Central Pollution Control Board in 2010. Despite this dubious distinction, the proliferation of polluting and hazardous industries continues, making the residents of Cuddalore even more vulnerable. Situated in the Parangipettai block of Cuddalore district is the fishing village of Pudukuppam.


Survey on assessing environmental and health impacts in an industrial cluster in Thoothukudi district

A perception survey by CAG that reveals the experiences of people living in the vicinity of Thoothukudi's industries with respect to the environmental degradation from air, water and soil pollution; and the subsequent harmful consequences on human health. The study also analyses residents' perceptions of the changes brought upon their lives by industrial development.

IL & FS Tamil Nadu Power Plant, Cuddalore Site Visit

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 14:28

Along with Mr. Kuttiappan, Senior Technical Consultant, CAG, our researchers Mr. Dhilip, Ms. Bhagyashree Rath and Ms. Harshavardhini went for a site visit around ITPCL, Cuddalore on March 15th, 2018. The visual observations and inferences made from the site visit, including the concerns raised by the local people have been compiled as a report.

CAG's petition to conduct Public Hearing in Tamil Nadu

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 12:42

Recently, the government of Tamil Nadu petitioned Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister- Environment, Forests and Climate Change, seeking exemption from the Public Hearing process for a few categories of projects. Public Hearing is, by far, the most institutionalised platform that people have, to voice their views on issues concerning them and the environment. And yet, the government wants to do away with it. Here is our request to the Environment Minister asking him to disregard this request from the Tamil Nadu government, which is seeking to disregard the voice of the people.