The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Haryana government discom to pay Rs 1,408 crore to Adani Power by June 28 to clear part of the private company’s dues estimated at Rs 3,835 crore.
Adani is entitled to an amount equal to 50 percent of the outstanding claims, the court said on February 1. This case is marked along with the similar issue of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company versus Adani Power Maharashtra Limited (APML) and other petitions. .
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Lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who argued for APML, disputed the amount of Rs 1,408 crores and said the rest was Rs 3,835 crore.
“For now, it is directed that a sum of Rs 1,408 crores should be paid to the respondent within two weeks from today,” the court said in the Haryana court. .
The matter is scheduled for trial after the court’s summer vacation. The court, in an earlier hearing, warned the discommen to pay their dues, failing which the distribution plant would be closed.
The Union Power Ministry has asked six states to clear their dues to power generating stations.
According to government data, Tamil Nadu is the biggest defaulter, with Rs 20,842 crore dues to gencos. It was followed by Maharashtra with Rs 18,000 crore dues to generate copies or gencos. Uttar Pradesh owes Rs 9,000 crore to gencos.