She was detained at the railway station when she insisted on proceeding to the venue of the protest, being organised by the Kisan Sangharsh Samiti (KSS).
Meanwhile, KSS activists began a satyagraha protesting against land acquisition for the project.
The police also imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 in Chhindwara, Amarwada and Chourai towns as a precautionary measure.
Yesterday, KSS leader advocate Aradhana Bhargava was also arrested by the police in view of the protest.
The situation is tense, but under control, police added.