New Delhi: Lanco has received 2-year extension of environment clearance validity, with certain conditions, for its 1,320 MW thermal power plant in Maharashtra.
After detailed deliberations, the Environment Ministry panel (Expert Appraisal Committee) “recommended extension of validity of EC (Environment clearance) for two years and …amendments in EC subject to the additional conditions,” a source said.
The panel recommended amendments in the environment clearance for Lanco Vidarbha Thermal Power Ltd’s power plant for change in location of water reservoir from within the project site to a distance of about three km from the project site among others.
But the additional conditions which panel recommended are that the” PP(project proponent) shall advertise in the local leading newspapers and place on their website, the Ministry’s approval on the above extension and amendments for public information.”
Moreover, “the PP shall apply well in time for prior approval of Ministry for the amendment in EC w.r.t matters if any subsequently arising such as shortage of coal, setting up of coal washery, coal transportation etc., such that the related studies as required or necessary, can also be completed within the EC validity period.”
Lanco Vidarbha Thermal Power is a coal-fired thermal power project with two super critical units of 660 mw each located in Wardha district of Maharashtra.
Coal India subsidiary South Eastern Coalfields Ltd the fuel source of the thermal power plant.