Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Government has decided to allot land to the public sector power major NTPC to set up a 6x660 MW Super Thermal Power Plant in Chhattarpur district in the backward Bundelkhand region of the state.

The decision to allot land to the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) for setting up super thermal power plant was taken by the state Cabinet at its meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan last evening, official sources said.

The NTPC will be allotted 154.156-hectare government land at villages Sandni and Baraithi in Chhattarpur district at a cost of Rs five lakh per acre or the prevailing market rate as per the guideline, whichever is higher.

The power major was also allotted 128.797 hectares of land in Narsinghpur district's Mehrakheda, Choberhata, Gangai, Umaria, Dongargaon and Kuradi villages on the same conditions for setting up another 4x660 MW super thermal power plant.

The Cabinet also approved the ambitious Chief Minister Urban Infrastructure Development scheme for the proper development of urban areas of the state.

Under the scheme, basic infrastructure like roads, beautification of cities, social infrastructure, gardens, heritage conservation and tourism, among other things, would be developed in the areas that come under local civic bodies.

For the current financial year, Rs 1428 crore will be earmarked under the scheme to carry out various developmental works, sources added.


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