SAIL sends proposal to state govt for two power plants
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The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has sent a proposal to the Uttar Pradesh government to establish two power plants in the state — one in Jagdishpur, the parliamentary constituency of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi and another in Gonda, the parliamentary constituency of Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma. Both the thermal power plants would be of 500 mw capacity each (two units of 250mw).
As per the proposal, power sharing agreement would be done with the state government, where the state would also get power from the plants. While plant in Jagdishpur would be established by NTPC SAIL Power Company Ltd (NSPCL), a joint venture of SAIL and NTPC, the one in Gonda would be established by NSPCL and National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC).
While about 640 acres of land would be required for each of these projects, SAIL
has informed the government that in Jagdishpur, they already have about 500 acre of land thus only additional 140 acres is to be acquired. The state government, on Wednesday agreed to assist in land acquisition and clearances after both the plants get coal linkage and environment clearance from the Centre.
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