The government will auction three ultra mega power projects, to be set up in three states of Bihar, Odisha and Tamil Nadu with an investment of over Rs 80,000 crore, by March this year.
Power Secretary P K Pujari today said that there will be auction of “three UMPPs by March definitely”. “These are Banka in Bihar, Bedabahal in Odisha, and Cheyyur in Tamil Nadu,” Pujari told reporters on the sidelines of the India Investment Summit 2016. The Secretary, however, said that the Cheyyur UMPP is based on imported coal but there is a possibility of putting the project on the block. “The bid document for the domestic coal has been finalised and will soon be put for Union Cabinet approval,” he said.