Tata Power’s Mundra UMPP comes under ADB panel scanner

Asian Development Bank's Compliance Review Committee has said the company failed in consulting most of the affected communities before the project started.

Mumbai | Published on:January 25, 2014 3:53 am

Finding prima facie instances of non-compliance with its norms, ADB’s review panel has decided to carry out a compliance review of Tata Power’s 4,000-MW ultra mega power project in Gujarat. Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Compliance Review Committee has said the company failed in consulting most of the affected communities before the project started.

In its report, the panel said, “Given the evidence of non-compliance… the Compliance Review Panel (CRP) concludes that the non-compliance is serious enough to warrant a full compliance review,” it said.

Meanwhile, Tata Power in a statement said Mundra UMPP strictly abides by stipulated norms for its operations, including environment, community engagement and ecological impact.

“We are happy to cooperate with ADB on any information/support that may be required while conducting the review,” the firm said.

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