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Energy generation has emerged as the most sought-after investment destination in Uttar Pradesh, according to a senior state government official.

Among those who have expressed specific interest are Adani Group for a 2,000-MW power plant in Sonbhadra district, KSK Energy for a 2,000-MW plant in Farrukhabad,, and Bhushan Steel for a 3,000-MW plant in western Uttar Pradesh.

Other energy companies to show interest included Torrent, Tata Power and Monnet Ispat and Energy, Singh said, adding that Shashi Ruia, chairman of Essar group that has diversified business interests including power, also wanted to set up a thermal power plant and transmission lines.

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