Around a month ago, several top brass Telangana ministers like KTR continuously alleged that the Andhra Pradesh government has copied its website designs and data formats while submitting the Ease of Doing Business evaluation templates to the centre.
In what can be called a shocking irony, the centre has now rejected clearance for the prestigious 4,000 MW coal-based Thermal Power station in in Veerlapalem village in Yadadri, Nalgonda district on charges of plagiarism. The centre had found that the documents submitted by the Telangana government for environment clearance were copied from various other sources and are also full of irrelevant information and contained no crucial site- and plant-specific analysis.
The Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Ltd. had submitted these documents to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) seeking green clearance and the TS Genco officials are now blaming the consultant they had hired,Bhagavathi Ana Labs, for the inappropriate submission of application which resulted in the refusal. The MoEF's expert appraisal committee (EAC) has found that the environment impact assessment (EIA) report submitted by the Telangana government was just a copy-paste material.