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UMPPs need some Oomph

In recent years, the government has aimed to promote ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) across the country. Each of these large-sized projects has a capacity of 4,000 MW and requires an investment of Rs 16,000 crore. Upon completion, the UMPPs will meet the needs of a number of states or state distribution companies on a build-own-operate (BOT) basis. The projects would use supercritical technologies focused on higher fuel efficiency and lower emission of various pollutants, including greenhouse gases.

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