Madhya Pradesh government has decided to allot over 282 hectares of land to NTPC for setting up two thermal power projects in the state.
These projects, which would come up in Chhatarpur and Narsinghpur districts, would have total capacity of 6,600 MW.
These decisions were taken at a Cabinet meeting yesterday, an official release from the government said today.
The government would allot 154.156 hectares of land at Sandni and Baraithi villages in Chhatarpur district for establishing the power plant.,
Further, 128.979 hectares of land would be allotted at Meharkhera, Chorbarhat, Gangai, Umaria, Dongargaon and Kuradi villages in Narsinghpur district for NTPC to set up another super thermal power project. This plant would have a capacity of 2,640 MW.
"Madhya Pradesh has started a new chapter in its comprehensive development by allotting two tracts of land to NTPC Ltd for an avowed power generation capacity of 3,960 MW.
"This will go a long way in not only the development of the state, but also in lighting up a large part of India," Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.
According to the official release, the land would be provided at the rate of Rs 5 lakh per acre or as per guidelines for year 2012-13 on market rate and industrial lease rent, whichever is higher.
Country's largest power producer NTPC has already signed a preliminary pact with Madhya Pradesh government and MP Tradeco Ltd to set up the 3,960 MW Barethi project.
"Barethi project can be recognised as a regional power project for the benefit of Bundelkhand region and states & Union Territories of Western Region. The project is envisaged to be commissioned during XII Plan period," the release said.
Currently, NTPC has an installed capacity of 39,174 MW with 16,000 MW under construction.