Rampal can’t be dropped: Muhith
“That would make some impact, obviously,” he said. “So many vessels will be carrying coal … they will substantially affect the flora and fauna there.”
The coal-fired power plant was being set up in collaboration with India despite huge protests from environmentalists.
They are worried about the affect it will have on the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world.
But the government has been claiming that necessary measures to protect the environment have been taken..
“Our power ministry has been saying they did a proper environmental survey. It showed that it (power plant) will not have much impact.”.
When asked if the project can be moved elsewhere, he said, “That is probably not a possibility.”
Muhith was talking to reporters on Monday after a meeting with Paula Caballero, the World Bank’s senior director for Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice.