Government allows Kovvada plant to draw water from Nagavalli river
news Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | September 28, 2014 | 10.51 am IST In a boost to the Kovvada nuclear power plant, the Andhra Pradesh government permitted the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited to draw water from the Nagavalli river for a period of 10 years. According to a Times of India report, the state government issued an order on Saturday, permitting the NPCIL to draw 20,000 KLD of water downstream of the Narayanpur Anicut, subject to certain conditions which were to be approved by the district collector of Srikakulam. The order specified that even though NPCIL could draw water, it could have to make its own arrangements to store water during the lean season, and that storage facilities were to be constructed on its premises provided they were approved by the district collector. NPCIL is constructing a 9,564 MW power plant in Kovvada, Srikakulam district. The plant area will be spread across 1,916 acres. There is a five-km sterilise zone around the plant, which forbids new developmental activities, but existing buildings, activities and people can continue to function.