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Protest against waste treatment plant at Chandrapur

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 31 - The Chandrapur Anchalik Students� Union (CASU) today moved the State Chief Secretary demanding withdrawal of the decision to set up a waste-to-energy converter plant on the premises of the Chandrapur Thermal Power Station (CTPS).

In a memorandum sent to the Chief Secretary after a protest demonstration where hundreds of local people took part, CASU stated that the decision to set up the plant is totally anti-people. It will affect the environment of the area which is popular for its scenic beauty, the student body said in the memorandum.

CASU also urged the Chief Secretary to declare Chandrapur as a tourism town. In also raised the demand for revival of the CTPS.

CASU also sent copies of the memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro, the Commissioner of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation, the Chairman of the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited, the Police Commissioner of Guwahati and the Circle Officer of Chandrapur revenue circle.

The student body warned that people of the area would carry out massive protests if the government machinery does not accept the demand.

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