Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji urges people to oppose proposed power project at Niddodi

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Mutt

Udupi : Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Mutt  has said that the district which has already suffered extensive destruction of natural resources due to the UPCL thermal power plant, can no longer afford to suffer more damages in the form of another power project. Speaking to reporters, the seer filed his strong objection to […]

Niddodi decides to put up a united fight against proposed mega thermal power project

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
mega thermal power project

Moodbidri : Residents of Niddodi in Kallamundkur Gram Panchayat limits which is in Mangalore taluk and will join the newly framed Moodbidri taluk,  is in the grips of fear after media reports said the government proposed a 4000 mega watts ultra mega thermal power project in the vilalge. If the UPCL thermal plant at Ellur […]

KSPCB chairman visits UPCL thermal plant, assures to protect public interests

Friday, December 21st, 2012
KSPCB  chairman visits UPCL thermal plant, assures to protect public interests

  Udupi : Karnataka State Pollution Control Board Chairman Dr Vamana Acharya has said he has come to know of the problems faced by people living in the vicinity of the UPCL thermal power plant, from the villagers themselves. He has also said that the Board would strive to protect the interests of the people. […]

400 kv power transmission lines from Udupi to Shantigrama to be inaugurated tomorrow

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
UPCL

Mangalore: The much awaited 400 kv power transmission lines between Udupi and Shantigrama in Hassan district will be inaugurated on September 12, Wednesday. The power line covering a distance of 186 kms  will enable operation of the second unit of UPCL thermal plant  with a generating capacity of 600 mw and helps the transmission of […]

Raitha Sangha stages hunger strike against UPCL ; sets deadline to solve problems

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha

Manipal : The Udupi district unit of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha  observed a hunger strike in front of the Udupi DC office at Rajathadri in Manipal on August 27, Monday to protest against the commencement of the second unit of UPCL thermal plant and also to demand early solution to the various problems confronting […]

Energy Minister Shobha Karandlaje visits UPCL, inspects safety measures

Saturday, August 25th, 2012
shobha karandlaje

Udupi: State Energy Minister Shobha Karandlaje visited the UPCL thermal plant on August 24, Friday and inspected the various operations as well as the safety measures initiated by the company to check environment pollution. She also addressed the UPCL officials on the occasion and directed the company to provide compensation to all those who have […]

UPCL power line drawing works: Shobha assures justice to farmers

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
UPCL power line drawing works: Shobha assures justice to farmers

Belthangady: State Energy Minister Shobha Karandlaje has said that  compensation would be provided to farmers  and also every effort would see that no injstuice was done to farmers during the power line drawing works to Nandigrama in Hassan to transmit  power generated by UPCL. Shobha on Monday visited Neriya and heard the  problems of rubber […]

UPCL received additional power tariff from ESCOMs, alleges Nandikur Jana Jagrithi Samithi

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
UPCL received additional power tariff from ESCOMs, alleges Nandikur Jana Jagrithi Samithi

Mangalore :  The Nandikur Jana Jagrithi Samithi has said that an RTI application submitted by it has revealed that the UPCL has received an additional Rs 425 crores as payment for power from its unit one from November 11, 2011 to June 2012. The Samithi said the payment was received from five ESCOMs without ratification  of […]

Dr. V.S. Acharya Challenged by UPCL haters’ groups in Nandikur

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Farmer Protest

Udupi:  DR. V.S. Acharya, a senior minister in Gowda cabinet with Muzrai portfolio and Udupi district under his thumb was in hot waters as an enemy of local people enraged at UPCL plant, and due to problems created by a coal-bused power technology in Nandikur and surrounding villages. He had to face the wrath of […]

Mangalore airport authorities asked to hold another enquiry into 2010 aircrash

Friday, November 11th, 2011
Airport

Udupi: The Udupi Power Corporation UPCL project was primarily responsible for the May 2010 air India Boeing crash in Bajpe, and a warning had been given in 2007 itself through Press on the consequences to follow, says a letter written by Udupi district Raitha Sangh president V.K. Hegde, to Bajpe-Kenjaru airport director, M.R. Vasudeva Rao […]