According to reports, after Nirma Cement and Adani Power plants, now Suzlon’s ambitious wind park project in Saurashtra is mired in a controversy over potential hazards it may cause to environment and natural resources.
Rajkot Congress MP Kunvarji Bavalia has taken up the issue and has announced that he would launch an agitation from October 1 to protest against the hazards the Suzlon project can cause to the environment and local resources in the region.
Just when the work on ground has begun for generation of 1000 MW of wind power, the locals have accused that grazing and wasteland in Rajkot and Surendranagar districts has been allotted for giant wind mills. They have also alleged that approach roads and farms have been badly hit by the measures undertaken to set up the plant.
The MoU for the plant was signed at Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor’s Summit this year.