Approval of 225 MW plant as per the norms: U''khand Govt

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Dehra Dun, Feb 24 (PTI) Denying allegations of"irregularities, corruption or undue favour" to SravanthiEnergy Private Limited while approving a 225 MW gas-basedpower plant at Kashipur area, Uttarakhand government todaysaid the sanction was given as per the norms.

Reacting to allegations by senior Congress leaders HarakSingh Rawat and Kishor Upadhyay yesterday, Uttarakhand ChiefSecretary Subhash Kumar told reporters here that the stategovernment neither alloted its land to Sravanthi Energy norhelped it in getting the land in any way.

"The company directly purchased 36.9 acreas of land atKashipur after getting clearance from the Union Ministry offorests and environment for the gas-based project in 2009,"Kumar said.

He also dismissed the reports that Sravanthi Energy wasgiven exemption in stamp duty and said the company paid fullamount for registry of land.

Regarding change in land use pattern from agriculture toindustrial, Kumar said it was also done as per the norms onthe basis of the recommendations of Udhamsingh Nagar DistrictMagistrate.

While stating that the role of state government is verylimited in giving sanction to the project, Power SecretaryUmakant Panwar said as per the section-7 of Electricity Act-2003 no license, no NOC or Detailed Project Report (DPR) wasrequired for setting up a power plant. .

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