India's ultra mega power projects grinding to a slow halt?

Last Modified: Sun Feb 28 2016 00:32:27 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 16
    total number of UMPPs envisaged in 2005.
  • 4
    UMPPs awarded to date: 3 have been awarded to Reliance Power and 1 to Tata Power
  • #1
    Sasan UMPP in Madhya Pradesh: Reliance Power was awarded because it bid an extremely low Rs. 1.19 per unit. It now wants to walk away citing the de-allocation of the Chhatrasal coal block, which was linked to the project.
  • #2
    Mundra UMPP in Gujarat: Operated by Tata Power, it is based on imported coal and is in financial trouble for selling power at Rs 2.26 a unit.
  • #3
    Krishnapatnam UMPP in Andhra Pradesh: Reliance Power has stopped work on this project and expressed its inability to supply power at the low price it had bid during the auction.
  • #4
    Tilaiya UMPP in Jharkhand: Reliance Power pulled out of this project because of the slow pace of land acquisition by the Jharkhand government.