As a socially conscious enterprise, NTPC has been very sensitive to the needs of the Project Affected Persons (PAP's) unsettled by the construction of a plant. The population getting affected by such projects/plants need to be given special attention to protect their rights, minimise their losses and to help them to restore a secure means of livelihood.
In line with its social objectives, NTPC has always paid greater attention to developing robust rehabilitation strategies focusing on the effective rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) of PAPs and also community development works in and around the projects. The corporation is passionate about ensuring that sense of displacement felt in the local communities is minimal. As one of the pioneers in formulating comprehensive resettlement and rehabilitation policies for addressing the issue of PAPs, it is considered a flag bearer on this issue in the corporate sector.
- NTPC formulated the “Policy on facilities to be given to land oustees” in 1980.
First generation projects of NTPC were provided facilities as per this Policy Read more...
Projects provided facilities as per 1980 Policy:
1 Anta-I Rajasthan 2 Auraiya-I Uttar Pradesh 3 Dadri stage-I Uttar Pradesh 4 Farakka West Bengal 5 Jhanor-Gandhar Gujarat 6 Kahalgaon Bihar 7 Kawas-I Gujarat 8 Korba-I Chhattisgarh 9 Ramagundam Andhra Pradesh 10 Rihand-I Uttar Pradesh 11 Singrauli Stage-I&II Uttar Pradesh 12 Vindhyachal-I Madhya Pradesh
- A comprehensive R&R Policy was formulated by NTPC in May-1993 which was also approved by the Government of India and the World Bank NTPC R&R Policy-1993. List of projects where R&R has been addressed as per this policy has been provided at Read more...
List of projects where R&R has been addressed as per NTPC R&R Policy-1993:
1 Anta-II Rajasthan 2 Auraiya-II Uttar Pradesh 3 Faridabad Haryana 4 Kayamkulam Kerala 5 Korba-II Chhattisgarh 6 Rihand-II Uttar Pradesh 7 Simhadri Stage-I Andhra Pradesh 8 Sipat Chhattisgarh 9 Talcher-Kaniha Orissa 10 Unchahar-II Uttar Pradesh 11 Vindhyachal stage-II&III Madhya Pradesh
- Based on learning's in the area of R&R, good practices implemented by NTPC, future strategies and aligning with the Union Government’s National Policy on Rehabilitation & Resettlement (NPRR)-2003, NTPC revised its R&R Policy in June-2005 NTPC R&R Policy-2005. List of projects where R&R has been addressed as per this policy has been provided at Read more...
List of projects where R&R has been addressed as per NTPC R&R Policy-2005:
1 Barh Bihar 2 Mouda Maharashtra 3 Dadri stage-II Uttar Pradesh 4 North Karanpura Jharkhand 5 Simhadri stage-II Andhra Pradesh 6 Solapur Maharashtra 7 Koldam Himachal Pradesh 8 Loharinag-Pala Uttrakhand 9 Tapovan Vishnugad Uttrakhand
- To address social issues at the exploratory stage of its prospective Greenfield/Expansion projects and to win the confidence of local population of such projects by way of building positive image of the company. NTPC enters the area by initiating actions in line with its 'Initial Community Development (ICD) Policy-2009' soon after land and water commitments are received from the respective State Governments for setting up a project. List of projects where the ICD Plan has been formulated has been provided at Read more...
List of projects where ICD Plan has been formulated:
1 Nabinagar 2 Kolodyne 3 Rupsiyabagar Khasiabara 4 Mouda 5 Dulanga 6 Talaipalli 7 Gajmara 8 Darlipalli 9 Kudgi 10 Korba-III 11 Tanda-II
- In view of the promulgation of The Union Government’s National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy-2007 (NRRP-07), NTPC has revised its R&R Policy on 03.06.2010 by retaining its learning’s and well structured mechanism to address R&R issues and aligning with provisions of NRRP-07.
Rehabilitation is a slow and continuous process, which requires an organized effort over time. NTPC’s R&R policy formulations are driven by the objective that over a period of time, the affected community regains,if not improves their previous / customary standard of living and production levels. As per the Policy, a detailed Socio-economic Survey (SES) is conducted by a professional agency to create a baseline data of prospective Project Affected Persons (PAPs). This follows formulation of a ‘Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plan’ (R&R Plan) after adequate consultation with stakeholders in the Village Development Advisory Committee (VDAC), which comprises representatives of PAPs, Gram Panchayats, NTPC and District Administration. R&R Plan consists of measures for rehabilitation, resettlement and community development issues.
To maintain complete transparency during R&R implementation, 'Public Information Centres (PIC)' are set up to disseminate R&R related information and for grievance redressal, if any. Experienced sociologists are on board for extensive interactions with the project affected persons (PAPs).
On the successful completion of the R&R plan, a ‘Social Impact Evaluation (SIE)’ is carried out via a professional agency to evaluate the efficacy of R&R Plan implementation for future learning and course corrections. Further, need based community development activities are continued to be undertaken in the neighbouring areas of the project under NTPC’s Corporate Social Responsibility-Community and Development (CSR-CD) Policy after the R&R Plan is completed.
All the R&R issues at the projects are in strict compliance with the Government of India’s R&R policy.
To ensure that our project specific Rehabilitation and Resettlement Plans are all encompassing and the most comprehensive possible, local State Government’s R&R policy, Sector specific and Government directives including The Ministry of Environment & Forests stipulations are painstakingly considered and incorporated in the formulation of the plan.
For addressing LA and R&R issues, NTPC has taken following new initiatives:
- A dedicated Land Acquisition (LA) Group has been created at Corporate R&R and at Regional Head Quarters.
- Mobile Health Clinics have been started as part of ICD activities at its Nabinagar, North Karanpura and Pakri Barwadih projects.
- Greenfield ITIs are being set up at 7 projects Read more »
List of proposed Greenfield Industrial Training Institutes (ITI):
1 North Karanpura 2 Sipat 3 Rihand 4 Pakri Barwadih 5 Bongaigaon 6 Nabinagar 7 Solapur Power Training Institute (SPTI)
Land Acquisition (LA) and R&R details for ongoing/in-planning projects
Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) benefits extended to Project Affected Persons (PAPs)
R&R issues of the project affected persons are addressed by NTPC by formulating a comprehensive R&R Plan in consultation with stakeholders including PAPs and the respective district administration. R&R Plan covers R&R benefits to be provided to individual PAPs and the need based Community Development (CD) works required to provide a comfortable living standard to PAPs as well as to neighbouring population living near NTPC projects.
Due to State-of-the-art technology adopted for NTPC projects, employment opportunities in the unskilled categories are severely restricted. Therefore based on consultations with the project affected persons and the district administration, rehabilitation benefits for a project have been finalized for PAPs in form of various rehabilitation grants in lieu of employment.
Project wise LA/R&R details
|SN||Region/Project/JV||Land acquisition (LA)||R&R Plan||Remarks|
|1.||Barh Stage-I&II||LA Completed||R&R Plan Formulated||Link-1|
Barh, District - Patna, State – Bihar
|2.||North Karanpura||LA in progress||R&R Plan formulated||Link-2|
North Karanpura, District – Chatra & Hazaribagh, State – Jharkhand
|3.||Bongaigaon||No additional land required||R&R (CD) Plan formulated||Link-3|
Bongaigaon, District – Kokrajhar (BTAD), State – Assam
|4.||Darlipalli||LA in progress||R&R Plan to be formulated|
|5.||Gajmara||LA in progress||R&R Plan to be formulated|
|6.||Tanda-II||LA in progress||R&R Plan formulated||Link-4|
Tanda Stage-II, District – Ambedkar Nagar, State – Uttar Pradesh
|7.||Bilhaur||LA in progress||R&R Plan to be formulated|
|8.||Kudgi||LA in progress||R&R Plan formulated||Link-5|
Kudgi, District - Bijapur, State – Karnataka
|9.||Mouda Stage-I&II||LA completed||R&R Plan formulated||Link-6|
Mouda Stage-I&II, District - Nagpur, State – Maharashtra
|10.||Solapur||LA completed||R&R Plan formulated||Link-7|
Solapur, District - Solapur, State – Maharashtra
|11.||Gadarwara||LA completed||R&R Plan formulated||Link-8|
Gadarwara, District - Narsinghpur, State – Madhya Pradesh
|12.||Khargone||LA completed||R&R Plan formulated|
|13.||Barethi||LA in progress||R&R Plan formulated||Link-9|
Barethi Super Thermal Power Project, District - Chhatarpur, State – Madhya Pradesh
|14.||Lara||LA in progress||R&R Plan formulated||Link-10|
Lara, District - Raigarh, State – Chhattisgarh
|15.||Korba Stage-III||LA completed||R&R Plan formulated||Link-11|
Korba Stage-III, District – Korba, State – Chhattisgarh
|16||Vindhyachal Stage-IV||LA in completed||R&R Plan formulated||Link-12|
|Vindhyachal Stage-IV, District - Singrauli, State – Madhya Pradesh|
|17||Koldam||LA completed||R&R Plan formulated||Link-13|
Koldam (Hydro), District – Bilaspur, State – Himachal Pradesh
|18||Tapovan-Vishnugad||LA completed||R&R Plan formulated||Link-14|
Tapovan Vishnugad (Hydro), District – Chamoli, State – Uttrakhand
|19||Lata-Tapovan||LA completed||R&R Plan formulated||Link-15|
Lata Tapovan (Hydro), District – Chamoli, State – Uttrakhand
|20||Pakri Barwadih||LA in progress||R&R Plan formulated||Link-16|
Pakri-Barwadih Coal mining Project, District – Hazaribagh, State – Jharkhand
|21||Chatti Bariyatu||LA in progress||R&R Plan formulated||Link-17|
Chatti Bariatu Coal mining Project, District – Hazaribagh, State – Jharkhand
|22||Kerandari||LA in progress||R&R Plan formulated||Link-18|
Kerandari Coal mining Project, District – Hazaribagh, State – Jharkhand
|23||Dulanga||LA in progress||R&R Plan formulated||Link-19|
Dulanga Coal mining Project, District – Sundargarh, State – Odisha
|24||Talaipalli||LA in progress||R&R Plan formulated||Link-20|
Talaipalli Coal mining Project, District – Raigarh, State – Chhattisgarh
|25||Nabinagar (BRBCL)||LA in progress||R&R Plan to be formulated|
|26||Nabinagar (NGGC)||LA in progress||R&R Plan to be formulated|
|27||Muzzaffarpur (KBUNL)||LA in progress||R&R Plan formulated||Link-21|
Muzaffarpur Stage-II, District - Muzaffarpur, State – Bihar
|28||Meja (MUNPL)||LA in progress||R&R Plan formulated||Link-22|
Meja, District - Allahabad, State – Uttar Pradesh
|29||Lakhisarai (LBCPL)||LA to be started||R&R Plan to be formulated|