Home States to get 50% power share from new plants
The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to allocate 50% power to ‘Home’ states, up from its current over 30%, from NTPC’s large-sized new projects that are slated to come up during 12th and 13th Plan. According to the proposal, rest 35% would be allocated to other constituents of the region and 15% to Government of India as unallocated.
This is being done in order to motivate states to allocate land, water and other resources for setting up power projects. “The implementation of the proposal will help in developing power projects and increased generation in the sates/regions, where there are acute shortages of power. It will also help the growth of agriculture,” a release from Power Ministry added.
The proposal will be followed for fourteen NTPC power projects namely Gadarwara, Lara, Talcher Expansion, Kudgi, Darlipalli, Gajmara, Barethi Gidderbaha, Katwa, Dhuvran, Khargone, Pudimadka, Bilhaur and Kathua which will come up during 12th Plan and 13th Plan, including all thermal power plants of the Central Public Sector Undertakings in future.