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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Power
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4919 TO BE ANSWERED ON MAY 21, 2012 Umpps in Karnataka
4919. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of POWER be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has, in the recent past, launched an initiative for development of Coal based Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) in Karnataka;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the present status of UMPPs in the State?
ANSWER THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF POWER (SHRI K.C. VENUGOPAL)
(a): In Karnataka, the site originally identified at Tadri for the Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) could not be taken up due to agitation by local people.
(b) & (c): Do not arise.