Vested interests, foreign NGOs spreading falsehood: Tata Power
"...there are some foreign agencies, some such type of NGOs, who in connivance with some elements have started to arm-twist us," Tata Power Managing Director Anil Sardana told PTI in an interview here.
Sardana said the Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) has not violated any environmental norms and the company would not buckle under any criticism.
"It (criticism) has created a falsehood. That's all," he said in reply to queries on concerns raised over environmental issues related to the Mundra plant.
Tata Power's Mundra plant is the country's first UMPP and is being set up with an estimated investment of about Rs 20,000 crore.
"Reaction to appease these things (spreading falsehood) is not in our dictionary... Obviously, we will not do anything in that direction... (We will) do the right thing, that's it," he said.
Emphasising that it does not have any issues in getting things audited at Mundra UMPP, Sardana said everything that needs to be done in this regard has been done.
The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), an independent arm of the World Bank group, is assessing whether the investment in Mundra project is in compliance with various environmental and social norms.
World Bank Group's private lending agency, International Finance Corp (IFC), has invested USD 450 million in Mundra UMPP.
"It is very clearly a testimony of the fact that there are