New Delhi: State-owned Neyveli Lignite Corp has proposed to set up 4,000 MW coal-based power plants in the states of Orissa and Uttar Pradesh while a wind mill in Tamil Nadu, Parliament was informed on Monday.
“Neyveli Lignite Corporation(NLC) proposes to set up coal fired power plants of 2,000 MW capacity each in Orissa and Uttar Pradesh...and is also setting up a 50 MW wind power plant at Trinelveli district (Tamil Nadu) at the cost of Rs313 crore,” coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
Industry observers say that the coal-fired power plants could cost the mini-ratna company as much as Rs20,000 crore.
All three projects are yet to be approved by respective state governments, the Minister added.
“Details of land and households will be known only after the state governments approvals have been obtained for setting up of the power plants,” Jaiswal said.
The 4,000 MW power plants require as much as 2,000 acre of land and the wind power project would need an area of 100 acres, he said.