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UP govt clears 4 new mega thermal power plants

Lucknow: Four new thermal power plants of 1320 MW each will be set up in Uttar Pradesh to meet the growing energy needs of the state.

A high profile government body, Energy task Force (ETF), approved setting up of the power plants in the state, official sources said here today.

A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting held here yesterday by ETF Chairman and UP Chief Secretary Atul Kumar Gupta.

It was decided that MOUs in this direction would be signed soon, they said adding that the four plants would have total capacity of 1320 MW each.

While NTPC will be setting up thermal power plant in Bihlaur, Kanpur, private companies Torrent Power will setup a plant in Sandila, Wellspun Energy in Ghazipur and TSBC in Khurja, they said.

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