Bhel officials said that no reasons have been assigned by RVUN for cancelling the tenders

The Rajasthan government has scrapped tenders worth Rs 12,000 crore that were bagged by Bharat Heavy Electricals (Bhel) more than a year ago for two separate thermal power projects in the state. Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (RVUN), a state government company, has scrapped EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) tenders for upcoming new super critical units of Suratgarh and Chhabra thermal power stations, sources said.

The Expert Appraisal Committee of the Union Ministry of Forests and Environment has agreed in principle to give environmental clearance to two coal blocks allotted to Rajasthan Vidyut Utpadan Nigam in Chhattisgarh. The forest clearance for the two blocks was provided in the first phase in July this year.

The Chhabra super thermal power station under construction in Baran district of Rajasthan crossed an important milestone on Wednesday with the successful completion of the boiler's hydraulic test in the first unit of 250 MW capacity. The unit is scheduled to start power production in August this year. The super thermal power project, being constructed in Chowki Motipura village, will initially comprise two units of 250 MW each. The second unit is likely to be functional by November this year.

Jaipur: Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday met Union minister for coal Sriprakash Jaiswal in Delhi and requested him to immediately allot coal linkage and coal blocks for power projects in the state.

During the meeting, the chief minister demanded that the coal blocks allotted to Rajasthan in Chhattisgarh be set aside from