GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Power
UNSTARRED QUESTION N0.2136
TO BE ANSWERED ON 12.12.2011
Status of UMPPS in Karnataka
2136. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of POWER be pleased to state:
(a) The present status of development of coal-based Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) in Karnataka; and
(b) By when power generation would commence in the UMPPs of the State?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF POWER
(SHRI K.C. VENUGOPAL)
(a): The site originally identified at Tadri for the Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Karnataka could not be taken up due to agitation by local people. Alternate site for UMPP in Karnataka is yet to be identified by the State Government.
(b): Schedule of commencement of power generation of the UMPP can be furnished once the bidding process is completed.