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UP mulls to set up two new thermal power plants

The Uttar Pradesh government is exploring the viability of setting up two new thermal power plants in the state. The State government is hoping to meet the growing demand for power.

Officials of the Energy Department decided to extend full cooperation to Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) in developing two thermal power generation projects at Jagdishpur and Gonda.

Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner (IIDC) Anil K Gupta said that they are convinced that all formalities have been completed for setting up these power plants, the State government will put in every effort at its disposal to facilitate the installation, he said.

It is important to get environmental clearance and coal linkages for the proposed projects, he added. SAIL is planning to install 2X250 mw coal fired thermal power plant in Jagdishpur. The project will be executed by the National Thermal Power Corporation and SAIL Power Company (NSPCL), a joint venture of SAIL and NTPC. NSPCL and NMDC are willing to set up 2X250 mw thermal power generation plant at Gonda.

According to the SAIL proposal, power produced from these power plants will be offered to Uttar Pradesh and, if available, will be utilised for SAIL plants. Both power projects will require 640 acres of land.

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