Power distribution policy for thermal Generating Power Stations

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New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal relating to the allocation of power from NTPC's large size power projects coming up during 12th and 13th Plan.

The proposal is for allocation of 50 per cent power to the 'Home' States (the States where the power projects are located), 35 percent allocation of power to the other constituents of the region and 15 per cent power as unallocated power at the disposal of the Government of India from the fourteen power projects.

While 50 per cent of power from the project is proposed to be allocated to Madhya Pradesh, the 'Home' State and 15 per cent of power remains as unallocated power, 35 per cent of power is proposed to be allocated as a special dispensation to Uttar Pradesh for development in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.

Enhancement of allocation to 50 per cent to the Home States is the only new element in the present proposal.

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.

The proposed project in the Bundelkhand region will foster development in an area, which has had low growth. (ANI)

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