The public hearing for environment clearance for the proposed 1,320 MW power plant of Sahara India Power Corporation Ltd, was conducted successfully by the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) near Titlagarh in Bolangir district recently. Over 300 locals from nearby villages attended the public hearing. The additional district magistrate, government officials, officials of SPCB, local leaders, company officials and representatives of all villages were present during the hearing. Putting forth their demands, the local villagers welcomed the proposal for setting up of power plant in the area. Sahara India Power Corporation Ltd is proposing to install the power plant with latest super critical technology where in coal consumption will be less by 10 per cent compared to conventional technology.