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Government of India
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
20-July-2016 20:19 IST
Cabinet approves Neyveli Lignite Corporation’s proposal for installation of 1980 MW coal based thermal power project at Ghatampur in Uttar Pradesh

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for installation of Ghatampur Thermal Power Project (GTPC) of 1980 MW (3 X 660 MW) capacity through a Joint Venture Company named “Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited (NUPPL)” formed jointly by Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC) and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL).

The project will be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs.17,237.8 crore including Interest During Construction component of Rs.3,202.42 crore. The commissioning of Unit I, II and III will be 52 months, 58 months and 64 months respectively from starting date. The benefits of this generation will be available in the XIII Five Year Plan. The energy generated by the GTPS (about 14000 MU/annum) will mainly be supplied to Uttar Pradesh.

Ministry of Coal had allotted Pachwara South coal block in Jharkhand State for meeting the coal requirement of the GTPS.