GUWAHATI, Jan 22 - The Chandrapur Anchalic Students’ Union (CASU) today asked the government to withdraw the decision to sell off the Chandrapur Thermal Power Station (CTPS) machinery and establish an integrated solid waste management facility (ISWMF) in its premises.
In a statement issued here today, the student union stated that it will continue to protest against the government’s decision on the power station and the ISWMF simultaneously with their anti-Citizenship Act agitation.
It is noteworthy that the people of Chandrapur area, led by CASU, have been raising their voice for the past six months against this government decision.
The student body today made this reaction after a media report stated that the State government, in its latest affidavit before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in ‘Original Application Number 472/2018’, Rohit Choudhury versus Union of India and Others’ on the issue of the setting up of the ISWMF and protection of an elephant corridor by northern alignment of the rail track outside the Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary, said that it (the government) has identified four sites for setting up the ISWMF for the Guwahati Capital Region and that possession of all these sites have been handed over to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation.
The four sites for ISWMF include a 40-bigha plot of land located on the Old Chandrapur Thermal Power Station campus of the Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGCL); a 27-bigha plot covered by dag no.32 in the Tamulikuchi NC under Sonapur Mouza of Sonapur Revenue Circle, Kamrup (Metro) district; a 20-bigha, 1-katha, 19-lessa plot of land covered by dag no.33 at Odalbakra under Beltola Mouza of Dispur Revenue Circle, Kamrup (Metro) district; and a 37-bigha, 3-katha, 5-lessa plot of land covered by dag no.139 at Basistha under Beltola Mouza of Dispur Revenue Circle, Kamrup (Metro) district.