Dandeli mini hydro project rejected

The Union ministry for environment and forests has once again rejected forest clearance to the 18-MW Dandeli mini-hydel power project proposed by the Murdeshwar Power Corporation Ltd (MPCL) across the Kali river in Karnataka's Uttar Kannada district.

Earlier on June 21, 2006, the ministry had rejected diversion of 57.51 ha of forestland in favour of MPCL on environmental grounds (see