GAIL India Ltd, the nation’s biggest gas marketing company, has received environmental clearance for setting up a 220 MW gas-based power plant at Raigad in Maharashtra at a cost of Rs 1,028 crore.

The state-owned firm plans to use 1 million standard cubic meters per day of natural gas to generate 220 mega-watt of electricity at the proposed combined cycle power plant.

The State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority of Maharashtra in its 63rd meeting “decided to accord environmental clearance to the project under the provisions of Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006,” R A Rajee, Principal Secretary in Environment Department of Maharashtra Government, wrote to GAIL on December 23.

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