Banks May Not Take A Decision On Stressed Power Plants By October 15



Banks continue to drag their feet on resolution proceedings of stressed power plants and are unlikely to meet their latest deadline of October 15 to take final decisions. The 600 MW Jhabua power plant of Avantha Power and Prayagraj Power Gen Corp’s 1,980 MW Bara power plant, both in Madhya Pradesh, look the closest to resolution but are unlikely to achieve the October 15 deadline.

In an all-lenders meet on September 21 in Power Finance Corp’s New Delhi headquarters, the banks gave dissenting lenders time till October mid to take a final decision on a dozen stressed power generation projects. Sources in the banking industry said no headway has been made in resolution of the projects, except for 1,320 MW RattanIndia Amravati plant in Maharashtra, 1,370 MW GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd, and the plants in Jhabua and Prayagraj.


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