Coal India arm seeks green nod for Rs 10k cr power plant
Going ahead with its plan of setting up of around Rs 10,000 crore power plants in Odisha, CIL arm Mahanadi Coalfields has approached the environment ministry to seek green clearance for the 1,600 mw coal-based thermal plant. “Towards gainful utilisation of coal deposits in Basundhara area, Sundergarh district of Odisha … company (Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd) has envisaged coal-based thermal power plant of 1600 (2×800) mw with super-critical technology,” CIL (Coal India) arm said in its annual report. “…(MoEF) Ministry of Environment and Forests has been requested for enlisting the project for hearing in the forthcoming EAC (Expert Appraisal Committee) for consideration of grant of EC (Environment Clearance),” the report said.
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