Alphonso growers move court against thermal power plant

While the government talks about saving prime agricultural land from industry, a pitched battle between Alphonso growers and a power project developer is raging in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district. The environment ministry has cleared a 1,200MW thermal power plant by JSW Energy Limited in the heart of the famous mango-exporting belt despite admitting that the studies to understand the impact of pollution from the thermal plant do not exist yet.