Gas for T-power projects: Kiran puts onus on Jaipal
As is their habit the congress party leaders in AP are busy passing the buck whenever their failures are exposed
Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has blamed it on Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas S. Jaipal Reddy for delay and lack of firm allocation of gas to two important power projects in Telangana with a combined capacity of 3,100 MW.
Kiran Kumar Reddy says he had written several letters to to Jaipal Reddy seeking that APGENCO could not start construction on its two gas-based power projects – the 2,100 MW project at Nedunur in Karimnagar district and another 1,000 MW power project at Shankarapalli in Ranga Reddy district -- for want of gas allocation.
As the two projects were important for the Telangana region both for agriculture and industry, the Chief Minister impressed upon the Petroleum Minister to clear the allocation. Despite repeated requests, no gas allocation was made to the two projects, he charged .Being an MP from the region, it would only be in the fitness of things for Jaipal Reddy to take a keen interest in gas allocation to the two projects, CM said
The State had requested allocation of 9.72 MMSCMD gas to Nedunur project and 4.62 MMSCMD gas to the Shankarapalli power project on priority basis. The government, meanwhile, had completed all required formalities, including land acquisition, water allocation from Maneru dam for the Nedunur project and other development activities based on the assurance given by RIL.
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