Earlier, Bawankule told NTPC without mixing words that he would not allow work on phase-II to start until the power company fulfilled all promises made regarding phase-I. The MLA also alleged that the draft environment impact report was prepared by NTPC without talking to any local resident and hence illegal.
Jaiswal told NTPC to set up power plants in Pune and Nashik as these places had no power plants in spite of high power consumption. He described 1,000 MW phase- I of Mouda as an all-party blunder.
RB Goenka claimed that phase-II was not needed at all as the state would have over 6,000 MW surplus power by 2013-14. Vidarbha, which was power surplus by 2,500 MW, would have 9,000 MW extra by then.
Sudhir Paliwal blasted NTPC for not providing information on several aspects of the power plant. He pointed out that a 12 to 13 km long railway line would have to be laid for transporting coal to the plant.
However, NTPC had not stated how much land would be required for it.