Karnataka pushes Centre to set up Ultra Mega Power Project in state
Karnataka has sought to push the Centre to set up an Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in the coastal Dakshina Kannada district.
In a letter to Union Minister of State for Power, Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar noted that a team of officers visited four potential sites identified by Central Mine Planning & Design Institute (CMPDI) for setting up thermal power plants in coastal region of the state last year.
The officers were from Central Electricity Authority (CEA), CMPDI, Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL), Karnataka Port and Inland Water Transport Department, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Power Company of Karnataka Limited (PCKL) and Revenue Department.
The CEA had informed Ranchi-based CMPDI, who were rendering consultancy services for identification of potential sites for coal-based thermal power station in Karnataka, that all the four sites proposed by it at Shiroor, Honnavar, Divgi and Kanchanbahal, based on remote sensing technique are not found suitable for setting up a coal-based UMPP.