Maharashtra energy ministry Nitin Raut
CHANDRAPUR: Maharashtra energy ministry Nitin Raut on Friday requested seven protesting project-affected persons requiring permanent jobs in Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station (CSTPS) to return in the centre’s chimney.
The seven youths, on stipend operate in CSTPS now, climbed up the chimney of unit and 9 three days ago and have been perched there because, with appeals from local leaders and officials to call off the demonstration proceeding unheard.
“The authorities is going to have a positive choice to solve the issues of the agitators that have increased up a chimney. But, protesters also needs to collaborate with the authorities and measure down in the chimney of CSTPS,” Raut was quoted as saying in a statement issued by Mahagenco.
CSTPS chief engineer Raju Ghughe said a few million acres of land have been acquired by the authorities to prepare the plant in 1978, and temporary projects on stipend foundation were awarded to 70 percent PAPs.
But, some project-affected childhood from other villages beneath Durgapur police station limits functioning in CSTPS using stipend climbed the chimney up three times past demanding permanent projects, he explained.
One of those who spoke to the protesters were CSTPS officials and neighborhood MLA Kishore Jorgewar.