Bengaluru: Country’s biggest power producer NTPC has come up with a new plan to give a fillip to Modi’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat. 

As per reports, it has thrown open a vast land bank within its power plants to Indian companies interested in setting up industrial parks and manufacturing facilities.

In this regard, it has invited expression of interest (EoI) from companies and MSMEs for setting up energy intensive manufacturing plants. These plants include bulk chemicals, geopolymer, cooling & heating solutions, aluminium, mineral processing (ceramics, tiles, pottery, brick, glass etc), metallurgical and metal industries (foundries, forging, alloys, heat treatment, steel rerolling, etc) in the industrial parks to be developed at its existing power plants.

A company statement in this regard said that pilots would be set up in the NTPC Thermal Power plants at Solapur (Maharashtra), Kudgi (Karnataka) and Gadarwara (Madhya Pradesh).

These industrial parks will be subjected to requisite approvals from respective state and central government. NTPC will process these approvals based on responses received in the EoI, the statement added.
Atmanirbhar Bharat of self-reliant India is a dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It refers to the endeavour of making India a great manufacturing hub and playing a key role in global economy, apart from improving its own. 

The first announcement of such a dream was announced during a package released, aimed at fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in May. The PM also stressed on ‘Vocal for local’ which means giving a thrust to local production and generation. 

The government has also introduced several schemes to industries so that they feel encouraged to generate more income locally.