STATE
POLICIES
 

MADHYA PRADESH

3. POWER POLICY FOR INDUSTRY

    3.1 All possible steps will be taken to reduce the quantitative and qualitative shortfall in the supply of power, particularly for industries. The private sector will be encouraged to participate in efforts to increase the generation capacity.

    3.2 An entrepreneur wishing to set up a captive diesel generating set, or a captive thermal generation unit with a capacity of 25 M.W. (which can also utilise waste hear) shall be accorded permission within fifteen days upon his submitting an application along with complete information to the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board (MPEB) and the Chief Engineer, Electrical Safety/Chief Electrical Inspector in accordance with the provisions of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 and the Indian Electricity Rules, 1956 subject to the following conditions:-

    1. An entrepreneur wanting to set up a captive generating set for catering to all his own requirements will be accorded permission upon his submitting such an application.
    2. An entrepreneur wanting to set up a captive generating set for partially catering to his own requirements will be accorded permission, upon his submitting such an application, but in this case power from the MPEB will be made available to him on certain conditions.

    3.3 Establishing of a thermal generating set above 25 MW capacity requires permission of the Central Electricity Authority, Government of India. Applications and project reports in such cases will be forwarded by the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board to the Central Electricity Authority within fifteen days of submission of these by entrepreneurs and efforts will be made to secure the permission of the authority, as early as possible.

    3.4 An entrepreneur desirous of setting up tiny or small hydro- power or non-conventional power generating units (such as wind energy, solar photo-voltaic, biogas etc.) for his own use be accorded permission within fifteen days of his application along with complete information to the MPEB and the Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam.

    3.5 If an entrepreneur establishes diesel/thermal/small and tiny hydro-power generating sets or equipment to generate non- conventional energy and intends to supply surplus power to other entrepreneurs in the vicinity, or sets up any type of power generating plant only with the intention of selling power to other entrepreneurs, he will be accorded permission under the provisions of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 by the MPEB within fifteen days of application. However, such an entrepreneur will also be required to obtain permission from the State Government through the Chief Engineer, Electrical Safety/Chief Electrical Inspector under the provisions of the Indian Electricity Act, 1910. Such applications will be decided expeditiously.

    3.6 If an entrepreneur, as spelt out above, establishes diesel/thermal/small-tiny hydro-power generating set of more capacity than that required for his own use and wants to supply power to his won unit situated at a distance, or wants to supply surplus power to some other entrepreneur at a distance, or sets up any type of plant only with the intention of selling power to other entrepreneurs and intends to make use of the distribution network of the MPEB permission will be accorded by the Board on the condition of payment of wheeling charges/payment for transmission losses as under:-

    1. 10% of the total power supplied for a distance upto 40 kms.
    2. 12% of the total power supplied for a distance upto 60 kms.
    3. 17% of the total power supplied for a distance upto 100 kms.
    4. 20% of the total power supplied if the distance is more than 100 kms.

    3.7 If an entrepreneur desires to sell surplus power to the MPEB from his captive generating set/plant, or sets up any type of generating plant to sell power to the MPEB, such an entrepreneur will be accorded permission under the provisions of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948. The tariff for supply of such power shall be fixed for the following time slots, under the provisions of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 and rules framed from time to time by the Central/State Government, as per mutual agreement between the entrepreneur and the MPEB:-

    1. from 10.0 pm to 6.00 am of the next morning.
    2. from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm.

    3.8 The entrepreneur shall erect facilities for interconnection or synchronisation, at his own expense, for supply of power to the distribution system of MPEB.

    3.9 Entrepreneurs located in Growth Centres and Industrial Areas will be accorded permission to form consortia to establish power generating sets/plants as spelt out above.

    3.10 In all the above situations, the entrepreneur will need to obtain necessary permissions, or no objection certificates from other agencies, like the Central Electricity Authority, Coal Linkage Committee, Civil Aviation Ministry, Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board, etc.

    3.11 Diesel/thermal/tiny or small hydro-power generating plants or non-conventional power generating sources established by entrepreneurs as per paras 3.2 to 3.7 above, will be placed in the category of new industries and will be given all the facilities, as per rules, being made available to new industries.

    3.12 New industries will be given power connection within fifteen days of all formalities being completed by the entrepreneurs, the completion of line expansion etc. work and the submission of the test report.

    3.13 In order to strengthen the power supply arrangements in Growth Centres. Divisional Engineers will be posted, if not posted already, in selected Growth Centres so that power supply related problems of entrepreneurs are sorted out at the local level and better services are made available to them.

    3.14 Inspection certificates will be issued within seven days of the entrepreneurs presenting work completion/test certificates after completing the work as per approved layout for new electrical installations in industries.

    3.15 The existing facility as per notification of 6-11-1992 of according exemption from electrical duty, without time limit, on captive generating sets/equipment above 125 KVA, will continue to remain in force.

    3.16 As far as possible, 100% Export Oriented Units and continuous process units will be exempt from power cuts.

4. HUMAN RESOURCES

    4.1 Industrial mandays lost in Madhya Pradesh are the lowest in the Country.

    4.2 The quality of the human resource base will be upgraded continually keeping in view the requirements of industry.

    4.3 The Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology, Madhya Pradesh Entrepreneurship Development Institute and the Madhya Pradesh Consultancy Organisation will closely in consultation with Industrial Associations employ a coordinated approach to develop suitable orientation programmes for entrepreneurs. There will be special emphasis on promoting entrepreneurship among members of Scheduled Castes and Tribes, Other Backward Classes, and those below the poverty line. Entrepreneur Development Programmes will also be organised with special focus on women. A Committee of officials and no-officials will be constituted to co-ordinate these efforts.

    4.4 Courses in Polytechnic and Industrial Training Institutes will be made more user specific in consultation with the end users.

    4.5 Human resource requirements for the next ten years will be mapped out and developed, keeping in view the existing pattern and future potential of industrial development.

    4.6 A scheme will be prepared for employment of local people in industries which are being established, so that industrialisation results in more employment, for them. Special incentives will be given to industrial units for training of employees/labour who are bonafide residents of the State. It will be ensured that opportunities for training under the provisions of the Apprenticeship Act are fully utilised, so that training can be imparted to the maximum number.