India Steps Back From 4 Proposed Coal-Fired Ultra Mega Power Plants

India Steps Back From 4 Proposed Coal-Fired Ultra Mega Power Plants

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Debapriya Mondal for the Economic Times of India:The government plans to scrap four special purpose vehicles (SPVs) set up for ultra mega power plants (UMPP) in Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Odisha due to lack of interest from the host states, a top government official has told ET. He added that as the government is focusing on UMPPs at Cheyyur in Tamil Nadu, Bedabahal in Odisha and Banka in Bihar, the other projects could take years to come up. “Keeping these running would only add to the expenditure.”While the four host states have claimed they are power surplus and do not require a plant of such large scale as of now, land acquisition has also become a hurdle for these UMPPs. “We do not have land for the Karnataka and Maharashtra projects. For the Odisha UMPP, no mine has been allotted so far,” the official said. These SPVs were set up around 2008-09 when the government launched the UMPP programme. For the Chhattisgarh UMPP at Surguja, the government initially failed to secure coal supply. Now, the state has conveyed that it does not want any such project as it has become power surplus. The Karnataka and Maharashtra projects were to be set up in coastal regions and meant to be fed on imported coal. However, the government failed to acquire any land for those and the states have also taken a backseat with the delays.Full article: Government plans to scrap four SPVs set up for UMPPs due to lack of interest from host states India Steps Back From 4 Proposed Coal-Fired Ultra Mega Power Plantslast_img


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