Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Sep 8:
Days after the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) scrapped the initial bids for the proposed 4,000 MW Bedabahal power plant in Sundargarh district, the state Energy department has asked the Revenue and Disaster Management department to expedite the process of alienation of government land for the RS 200 billion ultra mega power project (UMPP).
“The proposal for alienation of government land measuring 512.42 acres
including forest land for the UMPP at Bedabahal was submitted through
IDCO on 16 August 2010, which is under consideration in the district
administration office, Sundargarh. As the matter has been badly
delayed, Ministry of Power is pressing hard to expedite the process,”
said energy secretary PK Jena in a letter to additional chief
secretary, R&DM urging to direct the district administration to take up the matter on priority basis.
Meanwhile, the Centre has scrapped initial bids received from 20 power
companies for setting up the 4,000 MW ultra mega power project in
Odisha and will invite fresh bids in the next fortnight.
Soon after finalising the new standard bidding documents (SBDs) for
upcoming power plants, including the 4,000 MW capacity ultra mega
power projects, Power Ministry will invite preliminary bids for the
proposed UMPP in Odisha.
Power Finance Corporation, the nodal agency for UMPPs in the country,
had floated a tender for 4,000 MW UMPP at Bedabahal in Odisha in