Scindia promises two 660 MW units

The Centre Friday said two additional units of 660 MW each will be set up at Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Plant in Jharli to help transform into a power surplus state.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 15, 2014 6:04:18 pm

The Centre Friday said two additional units of 660 MW each will be set up at Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Plant in Jharli to help transform into a power surplus state.

Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia,who dedicated the third 500 MW unit of the 1,500 MW project at Jharli to the nation,Friday said,“Efforts will be made to put two more units of 660 MW at Jhajjar so that Haryana transforms itself into to a power surplus state,” Scindia said.

The Jharli plant has been established by NTPC at a cost of over Rs 8,500 crore and is a joint venture of Delhi and Haryana governments.

He said that under the Rajiv Gandhi Gram Vidyutikaran Yojna,about 2.5 lakh people of 17 districts of Haryana will be benefited. The scheme involves an investment of Rs 300 crore. He said that a Rs 840-crore scheme has been approved by the Union Power Ministry to ensure uninterrupted supply of power in 36 small and big towns of the state.

The Jharli Plant has been established by NTPC at a cost of over Rs 8500 crore,which is a joint venture of Delhi and Haryana Government. In near future,Haryana will not only be self sufficient

Meanwhile,Power Minister dedicated the Bhiwani Sub Station of power transmission utility Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd to the nation.

Meanwhile,Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said,“NTPC should address various issues related to rehabilitation and resettlement while undertaking the expansion of the Jahrali plant so that the economic conditions of the land oustees are further improved.”

Hooda said that in 2005,the state had only one power plant at Panipat,but now the power generation capacity stands at 9,839 MW. A 2,800 MW nuclear plant is also being established at Gorakhpur village in Fatehabad. The government has also entered into an agreement with Bhutan for 1500-2000 MW hydropower.

The present peak demand of the Haryana state is about 7,450 MW. As per reports,the power demand of the state would be about 10,270 MW by 2016-17. It would increase to about 14,240 MW by 2021-22.

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