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NLC, UPRVUNL sign MoU for 1,980 MW power station

Neyveli Lignite Corporation [NLC] and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidhyut Utpadan Nigam Limited [UPRVUNL], the power company of government of Uttar Pradesh entered into a memorandum of understanding [MoU] for a joint venture to set up a 1980 MW [3x660 MW] coal-based super critical thermal power station at a simple function held in Lucknow on Saturday.

B Surender Mohan, CMD, NLC and Dheeraj Sahu, managing director, UPRVUNL signed the MoU.This joint venture coal-based power project is one of the diversification plant of NLC to generate electricity using fuel other than lignite and places outside of Tamil Nadu. The capital investment of Rs.14858 crore project would be contributing in the ratio of 51:49 by NLC and UPRVUNL.

The power station will be the biggest power plant of the state to be constructed at Ghatampur Tahsil in Kanpur Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Union minister of coal, Sriprakash Jaiswal laid the foundation stone for the project on 11 June in the presence of Akhilesh Yadav, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructures, government of India had approved the joint venture company in April-2012. Subsequently the cabinet of Uttar Pradesh state government approved the joint venture. The union government has already approved the Advance Action Proposal of the Project to take up the pre-project sanction activities. The Feasibility Report, Environment Impact Assessment [EIA] and Environment Management Programme [EMP] of the project are under preparation. The ministry of coal, government of India has been approached to allocate coal blocks for this project. The state has accorded clearance for land acquisition of 2,500 acres of land.
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