Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Capacity addition in power generation during 2007-12 by Damodar Valley Corporation

Set with a target of 4,700-MW capacity addition during 2007-12 Five-Year Plan, Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) managed to add only 500 MW during the period, a CAG report said. The Corporation could add only 500 MW i.e. 11 per cent of the target of 4,700 MW (own projects) with a shortfall of 4,200 MW, said Comptroller and Auditor General of India report on capacity addition in power generation during 2007-12 by DVC which was tabled in the Parliament. The report further said that the PSU planned to add power generation capacity of 6,250 MW during XI Plan period (4,700 MW by the Corporation alone and 1,550 MW through Joint venture). As on 31 March 2014, it had a total power generation capacity of 5,857.2 MW -- thermal 5,710 MW and hydel 147.2 MW, it said. It further said that with regard to Mejia thermal power station unit 5 and 6, Detailed Project Report(DPR) was prepared without adequate investigation and deficiencies were noticed after finalisation of orders which resulted in delay. And in Chandrapura Thermal Power Station(CTPS) Unit 7 & 8, the execution work initially suffered for 26 months due to delay in handing over the land to the contractor, non-availability of storage space for shipment of materials at site, local law and order problems, abnormal rise in price of steel and cement etc, it said.