The Uttar Pradesh Government on Wednesday said in the Vidhan Sabha that Reliance power project in Dadri, Gautam Buddha Nagar, had neither started nor was there any chance of it taking off in near future.

“GB Nagar me power project na shuru hua, na ho payega”, (The power project in GB Nagar has neither started nor there was any chance for its start), Irrigation and Land Development Minister, Shivpal Singh Yadav, said while replying to a question in Vidhan Sabha.

He said the Samajwadi Party Government had provided land for the power project by giving suitable compensation to farmers but it could not be started for lack of Centre’s support.

“It was a gas-based plant and Centre did not help in providing the same. Everyone created hurdles in the state of the project due to which it could not take of,” he added.

When BJP member, Satish Mahana, sought to know from the Minister, whether the land acquired for the project would be returned to farmers, Yadav said they (farmers) were given due amount for the land and the matter was pending before the court.

(This article was published on February 20, 2013)
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