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Power Division move for setting up Rampal plant sans EIA clearance

Date of Release: 
Oct 7 2012

Before getting the environmental impact assessment (EIA) clearance, the Power Division has moved to get approval from the Cabinet Economic Affairs Committee for signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy electricity from the proposed power plant near the Sundarbans, reports UNB.

The Bangladeshi state-owned Power Development Board (PDB) and the Indian state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) have agreed to jointly develop the plant in very environmentally sensitive area in Bangladesh following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Dhaka and New Delhi in 2010.

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