NEW DELHI: Government has started the process for setting up four new ultra mega power projects in Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha, which will together add 16,000 MW capacity to the country’s power generation.
UMPP is a thermal power project of at least 4,000 MW capacity, with an approximate investment of Rs 25,000 crore.
Power Finance Corporation, the nodal agency for ultra mega power projects (UMPPs), in consultation with the state government has commenced work on these projects.
According to an official, two UMPPs have been proposed in Odisha, one in Bihar and Jharkhand each.
“Land for the proposed project in Jharkhand has been acquired. In the case of two UMPPs