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Coal block allocation not delaying power projects: Govt

The 4,000 MW capacity ultra mega power projects in the country are not getting delayed due to allocation of coal blocks, Minister of State for Power K C Venugopal informed Parliament today. "There is no delay in commissioning of ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) due to reasons attributable to problems in the allocation of coal blocks," he said in the Lok Sabha. For pit-head UMPPs or where the coal mines are attached to the projects one of the pre-requisite for calling Request for Qualification (RFQ) is allocation of coal block by Ministry of Coal, Venugopal said. And since the ...