Attunli, clearance from the home ministry has also been pending since early this year.
As far as the issue of delays due to pending clearances from the forest ministry is concerned, Hinduja National Power Corporation’s project in Vizag district of Andhra Pradesh has been delayed since coastal regulation zone clearance is awaited from MoEF. The ministry had sought compliance with certain conditions, which the company has fulfilled but MoEF wants clarity over violation of CRZ regulations and a commitment to adhere to them in future. For Adhunik Power’s project in Jharkhand, stage I forest clearance is pending for the Ganeshpur coal block attached to the project.
MoEF wants certain conditions to be fulfilled to complete the process which, the company claims, it has complied with. As with the Sagar super thermal power project, environmental and CRZ clearances are pending with MoEF. While the West Bengal government has sent its report to MoEF on some of the queries raised, the project is yet to be given green nod.
In addition to these, CCI is also likely to consider fuel linkages for six power projects — Lalitpur Power Generation Company, Adani Power Rajasthan, Adani Power Maharastra, GMR Chhattisgarh Energy, Essar Power MP and Monnet Power (Angul Orissa project) — that are without any coal linkages. That would be on the lines of the decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), which said that CIL could consider allocation of coal to 4,660 MW capacity of unlinked power projects but only after meeting the needs of 78,000 MW of capacity, with which it has to sign fuel supply agreements (FSAs).