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Uttar Pradesh govt to cooperate in setting up power plants at Jagdishpur, Gonda

Posted on Oct 04, 02:45PM | UNI

Uttar Pradesh government today said it will extend full cooperation to the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) and National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) in developing two thermal power generation projects at Jagdishpur and Gonda in the state.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting presided by Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner (IIDC) and Principle Secretary (Energy) Anil Kumar Gupta here today.

"The moment we are convinced that all formalities have been completed for setting up these power plants, government of UP will put in every effort at its disposal to facilitate the installation," said Mr Gupta.

"It is important to get environmental clearance and coal linkages for the proposed projects," he added.

The public sector SAIL is planning to install 2x250 mw coal fired thermal power plant in Jagdishpur in Amethi district. The project will be executed by NTPC SAIL Power Company (P) Ltd (NSPCL), a joint venture of SAIL and NTPC.

Whereas, NSPCL and NMDC is willing to set up 2x250 mw thermal power generation plant at Gonda.

According to the proposal of SAIL, power produced from these power plants will be offered to Uttar Pradesh and balance, if available, will be utilised for SAIL plants.

Both power projects would require 640 acres of land.

SAIL officials present at the meeting informed that SAIL already has around 500 acres of land in Jagdishpur and about 140 acres of additional land has to be arranged there.

So far as power plant at Gonda is concerned, NMDC will have to purchase 640 acres of land.

It was informed that NDMC already has its own coal mines at Shahapur that is sufficient for generating 250 mw for 25 years.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Energy, Sanjay Prasad, senior officials of SAIL, NDMC and UP Power Corporation Ltd along with District Magistrates of Gonda and Amethi.