Both required fresh clearance as coal availability was an issue
The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Union Environment and Forests Ministry has reiterated its recommendation, given three years ago, for granting environmental clearance for the Rs. 8,400-crore Udangudi supercritical thermal power project.
A Parliamentary panel has recommended removal of the provision of 26 per cent profit sharing by coal and lignite miners with project-affected people and replacing it with a system based on royalty payments by the firms concerned.
The amendment was proposed by the Coal Ministry to the Standing Committee, headed by Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee.