According to Chhattisgarh government, the 1,320 mw power plant for the state will continue to be on hold due to the ongoing coal linkages controversy. The State Chief Minister Raman Singh on October 4 told the media that all facilities that they can provide have been provided, but the matter now lies with the Union government.
He said the State has completed all formalities and facilitated land, water, environmental clearance to the project. It is up to the Centre’s decision now, Singh added.
The State Secretary (Energy), Aman Kumar Singh told a newspaper that the government has given extended facilities to Karnataka that the State has not given to anyone else.
The Chhattisgarh is really pushing to ensure that the project is completed, he added. The who’s who of the Chhattisgarh government were in the city to meet potential investors ahead of their Global Investors Meet 2012.
The officials said that they are looking for investments in IT, BT and tourism among other sectors. Aman Kumar Singh also said that, by the end of the 12th Five Year Plan, the country will be setting up power houses of 90,000 mw of which 30,000 mw will be set up in their state.