GMR Energy Ltd, a unit of GMR Infrastructure, began construction work on its 1,200 MW thermal power project in Chhattisgarh. GMR Energy signed the deal with the state government. It will come up in Raikheda area of Raipur district, about 35 km from state capital Raipur.
A strong protest by villagers in Raikheda village of Raipur district in Chhatishgarh forced the district administration to stop a public hearing it had organised for GMR Energys proposed power plant in the village. The farmers said the plant will pollute the region, endangering the health of thousands of villagers.