Hanakon Thermal Power Project
Hanakon Thermal Power Project was a proposed 450-megawatt coal-fired power station in Karnataka, India.
The map below shows the location of Uttar Kannada District in Karnataka, India but not the exact location of the project.
However, following strong community opposition to the project, the company decided that it be moved to Tuticorin. The company’s Executive Director A N Vasu Rao said, "the thermal power plant at Hanakon has been shifted due to strong public protest and considering the delicate environment issues. Now, the project it be established to Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu." For further details see Thoothukudi power station.
In July 2009, a protest was held against the Hanakon Thermal Power Project. It was reported that thousands of people participated in the protest and "submitted a memorandum to the district administration urging them to stop the thermal project." Speakers at the protest stated it was a "do-or-die battle against the thermal project to save the environment and the bio-diversity of the region."
Sponsor: Ind Bharat Power (Karwar) Ltd.
Location: Hankon village, Karwar taluk, Uttar Kannada District, Karnataka, India; new location: Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 14.917915, 74.174538 (approximate)
Nameplate capacity: 450 MW
Projected in service:
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- Ind Bharat Power (Karwar) Ltd, Executive Summary for Environmental Public Hearing of Proposed Thermal Power Plant of Capacity 3x150 at Village Hankon, Tq. Karwar Dist. Uttar Kannada, Karnataka", Ind Bharat Power (Karwar) Ltd. September 2008.
- "It is a victory for people of Uttara Kannada district: Hanakon plant shifted to Tuticorin", Deccan Herald, January 2, 2010.
- "Protest held against Hanakon thermal project" The Times of India, July 20, 2009.
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