The State Cabinet today approved proposal for the setting up of 1980 mw thermal power project in private sector in Lalitpur. The Bajaj Hindustan Limited would be set up the project and memorandum of understanding is likely to be signed on Thursday.
Similarly the company has also been allowed to establish five power units of 90 mw each at its sugar mills in Barkhera (Pilibhit), Khambharkhera (Lakhimpur Khiri) Madsoodpur (Shahjehanpur), Kundarkhi (Gonda) and Utraula (Balrampur).
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting here on Tuesday chaired by Chief Minister Mayawati. The UPPCL has constituted a Lalitpur Power Generation Company Ltd whose ownership would be transferred to developer as per the terms. The company would set up a consortium for the completion of the project.
Under the agreement the developer would provide 90 percent power to the state. The project, to be set up at village Mirchwara, will be on 1500 acre land and 60 km from away from Rajghat dam-main source of water for the project.
Similarly 90 percent power generated at five thermal power projects in sugar mills would also be provided to the state.
The Cabinet also revised the estimated cost of 1862.93 crore on two units of 210 mw each in Paricha power project. The Finance Power Corporation has thus been allowed to raise additional loan of Rs 83.20 crore for the project.
Hike in fee: The cabinet has approved hike in fee for the students of government polytechnics from Rs 9350 to Rs 12670 for the current academic session. The government said fee had been increased because of burden on sixth pay commission and increase in rate of raw materials and machines.
Amendment in ACP: The Cabinet has approved the amendment in Assured Progressive Career Scheme (ACP) to further improve promotional avenues of large number of employees. In sixth pay commission the ACP was fixed at 10, 20 and 30 years which has now been reduced to 10, 18 and 26 years. It would lead to additional burden of Rs 349 crore on state exchequer.
Plantation: In order to widen the area of forest the state government has decided to relax conditions for plantation through non-government organizations (NGOs). Now the NGOs registered for at least three years and having experience in plantation would be able to avail the benefit. In another decision the cabinet approved house building cost index for the year 2006-07, 07-08 and 08-09.