Tata signs package agreement for 1600MW supercritical coal-fired power plant project in India

Source: Tata Power

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated private power player is proposing to set-up a 1600 MW (2 X 800 MW) imported coal based supercritical Thermal Power Plant at Dehrand and Shahapur Villages, in Alibaug Taluka ( Raigad District), Maharashtra. In this regard, an agreement was signed with State Government of Maharashtra, for the Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R&R) Package for this project.

Maharashtra State Rehabilitation Authority has approved the R&R package for the Project Affected Families (PAFs) based on the Maharashtra Project Affected Person Rehabilitation Act 1999 and National R&R policy 2007, with additional features and is one of the best prevailing R & R packages offered for similar projects. Some of the salient features of this R&R package are as follows:

• Tata Power to provide one time compensation of Rs 5 Lakhs per acre to each PAF in lieu of 12.5% developed land.

• Tata Power will spend Rs. 2 Crores (one time) per village (Dehrand and Shahapur) for basic infrastructure and Civic amenities.

• Tata Power will spend Rs. 25 Lakhs per year per village towards subsequent maintenance of the basic infrastructure and Civic amenities and will increase this amount by 10% every 3 years.

• Tata Power will provide one permanent job to each PAF and will organize time bound necessary training and education if required or will pay Rs. 3 Lakhs as (one time) financial assistance as per the terms of R&R agreement.

• Tata Power will develop a modern hospital with 20 beds for the local community.

All statutory clearances required to start the project have been obtained including Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) clearance. Land required for the project is about 461 Ha and is currently being acquired through the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). So far, more than 50% of the land has been acquired and compensation to PAFs is fully paid. 

The Company will be importing eco-friendly coal from Indonesia. Tata Power has been associated with the prosperity of Western Maharashtra and Mumbai for more than 90 years with reliable and quality power supply, thus building a legacy of trust and superior service.

In line with the Tata Group’s philosophy of improving the quality of life of the communities around its area of operation, Tata Power started its Community Development initiatives in 2008-09. The program was kick-started with Computer Assisted Learning with the aim to create awareness and impart computer education to Primary and Secondary School children studying in these villages. Tata Power also joined hands with Pratham, a well-known NGO in the field of Education and Child rights to conceptualize and implement the program and today over 408 school children have been sensitized.

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