New Delhi: The government Thursday said Anil
Ambani-promoted Dadri power plant in Uttar Pradesh will get
gas only when it is ready to utilise the fuel.
Answering questions in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for
Oil and Natural Gas Jitin Prasada said the demand for gas is
far more than its supply and therefore as per the policy gas
is being provided first to existing plants and then to those
which are likely to come up within a year.
"Dadri power plant will get the entire quantity but only
when it is ready to utilise it," the Minister said.
Ambani has announced to set up gas-fired power plant in
Dadri to generate 7,480 MW of electricity.
The government had earlier also said that it may allocate
natural gas to the proposed power plants like Dadri project
only six months prior to commissioning, as reservation of gas
is not allowed under the present policy.