Published On:July 21 2008
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Karnataka mulls thermal power project in Chattisgarh

Bangalore: In a bid to meet the future demand, the Karnataka State Government has looked at Chattisgarh for its energy requirement. The State has evinced interest in developing its own 2,000 MW pithead thermal power plant in Janjgir district. It has also sought 500 MW of power from that State.

A team led by the Managing Director of the Karnataka Power Corporation recently surveyed the prospective site at Godhna.

Earlier, the Chief Minister, Mr B.S.Yeddyurappa, has written to his Chattisgarh counterpart, Dr Raman Singh, seeking speedy allocation of 2,000 acres at Godhna. The site is well-connected by road and rail and gets water from the Mahanadi, the letter released to the media here said.

He also requested assistance for water allocation from (the) Mahanadi as well as early clearance of (the) State Pollution Control Board. He, in his letter to Chhattisgarh CM, sought help for obtaining coal linkage from the South Eastern Coalfields.

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