Land acquisition for NTPC

Bhubaneswar: Land acquisition for India’s largest thermal power producer NTPC’s Darlipali super thermal project (2x800MW) in Sundergarh district has reached in the final stages with receiving possession certificates for 1,205 acres out of 1,274 acres of private land.
This information was shared by Minister of State (MoS) (I/C) Power Sh. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
Scindia further informed that out of 338.97 acres of government land required for the project, NTPC has released payment for 275 acres to the State government while transfer of government land was under process of approval of the State government.
Similarly, environment clearance for the project has been recommended by Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of MoEF on 09.01.2012 subject to grant of forest clearance for the power project and environment and forest clearance for linked Dulanga coal mine, stated the minister.
 Scindia informed the Upper House that the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of MoEF in June this year had recommended for holistic decision on diversion of forest land required for two interdependent projects (Darlipali and Dulanga).
Notably, Darlipai project requires forest clearance for 34.47 acres forest land.
Besides, the FAC had further recommended to transfer the forest land diversion proposal for Darlipali Project to MoEF for consideration by FAC along with that of Dulanga proposal. Darlipali forest proposal was sent to MoEF in July this year, he said.