Power Ministry Nudged States To Allow Construction Activities At Thermal, Hydro Plants

The power ministry has asked states to allow construction activities at thermal and hydro power plants falling outside the municipal corporation limits during the lockdown.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has allowed construction of hydro power plants outside the municipal limits in the states from April 20 in its directive issued.

In an advisory to states, the Ministry of Power stated, “It is requested to allow the construction activities in thermal/hydro power generation projects outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities as per MHA order on April 15.”

The ministry also asked the stated to allow the intrastate and interstate movement of construction materials, equipment, spares and consumables, etc, for these under construction power projects.