New Delhi, September 22: With an aim to boost to the government's vision of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' and 'Make in India' initiatives, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has thrown open a vast land bank within its power plants to Indian firms willing to set up industrial parks and manufacturing facilities.

The country's largest power producer has also invited expression of interest (EoI) from companies and MSMEs for setting up energy-intensive manufacturing plants. The plants for which the EoI has been issued 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).

The NTPC in its statement had stated that the pilots would be set up in the NTPC Thermal Power plants at Solapur (Maharashtra), Kudgi (Karnataka) and Gadarwara (Madhya Pradesh). Adding more, the company statement said, "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."

Apart from this, NTPC's power plants across the country have evolved into economic centres with robust infrastructure system in place. With this, NOTC is exploring ideas to improve utilisation of land within its plant locations for enhancing economic activity.

NTPC, though it initiatives, will also provide reliable electricity supply at competitive prices to industrial parks. Along with this, adequate water supply, accessibility through road and rail network, robust connectivity with internet lease lines, accessibility to the township, medical facilities and the local market would also be provided to the SMEs. However, NTPC will enter into a separate agreement with prospective entities for allotment of spaces.