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Delay in coal allocation has stalled work on Ferozabad power plant

Minister for Energy D.K. Shivakumar has said work on the proposed 1,320 MW Super Critical Thermal Power Plant at Ferozabad, 25 km from Kalaburagi city, has been stalled by the delay in allocation of coal.

In a reply to an unstarred question posed by Amarnath Patil, BJP MLC, in the Legislative Council, the Minister in a written reply said the government had completed all formalities on its part, including acquisition of 1,601.13 acres of land in Ferozabad, Kiranagi and Nadisinnur villages in Kalaburagi taluk.

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He said the government had also completed the process of getting permission for allocation of 2.06 tmcft of water from the Krishna.

The Minister said the project required an estimated 6.3 million tonnes per annum of coal and the government had submitted a proposal for coal linkage in July 2008.

The technical committee of the Union Ministry of Coal recommended coal linkage from Brahmanbil mines.

However, the Ministry was yet to take a final call on the recommendation, he added.


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