New Delhi: In a key initiative to promote Make in India and give a boost to the government’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, NTPC Limited, India’s largest power generation company and a PSU under the Ministry of Power, has invited expression of interest (EoI) from energy intensive industries for setting up manufacturing units within its plant premises.
According to a statement issued by NTPC Limited, it has invited EoIs from MSMEs (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises) and Indian companies for setting up energy-intensive manufacturing plants such as bulk chemicals - ammonia, urea, chlor-alkali, gypsum and gypsum products, geopolymer, cooling & heating solutions, aluminium, mineral processing (ceramics, tiles, pottery, brick, glass etc.), metallurgical and metal industries (foundries, forging, alloys, heat treatment, steel rerolling, etc.) in the Industrial parks to be developed on a pilot basis in the NTPC Thermal Power plants at Solapur (Maharashtra), Kudgi (Karnataka) and Gadarwara (Madhya Pradesh).
These industrial parks will be subjected to requisite approvals from the respective state and the Central government. NTPC Limited will process these approvals based on the responses received in the EoI.
The government has announced a slew of economic measures aimed at building self-reliant India by creating a conducive investment environment and developing manufacturing hubs.
NTPC’s power plants across the country have evolved into economic centres with a robust infrastructure system in place. Capitalising on the economic ecosystem developed over a period of time, NTPC is exploring ideas to improve utilisation of land within its plant locations for enhancing economic activity and further contributing to the economic growth of the country.
The initiative will create industrial parks within power plants which, besides offering unique advantage of reliable electricity supply at competitive prices, will provide a slew of other benefits like readily available infrastructural services, adequate water supply, accessibility through road and rail network, robust connectivity with internet lease lines, accessibility to the township, medical facilities and local market along with various testing facilities which will be co-opted on need basis. As part of the plan, NTPC will enter into a separate agreement with prospective entities for allotment of spaces.
The present installed capacity of NTPC Limited is 6,2,910 MW (including 11,755 MW through JVs and subsidiaries), comprising of 70 NTPC stations (24 coal-based stations, 7 combined cycle gas and liquid fuel based stations, 1 hydro based station, 1 wind-based station), 25 Joint Venture stations (9 coal-based and 4 gas based) and 12 renewable energy projects. The company aims to achieve a total installed capacity of 130 GW by 2032.
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