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250 mw thermal power unit inaugurated in Chhattisgarh


Raipur : A 250 mw thermal power production unit was Friday inaugurated by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh at Korba in Chhattisgarh.
The unit, located 220 km from here, is part of the Korba East 500 mw (250×2) power plant built by engineering giant Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) as per the contract awarded by the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB) in 2003.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, his four cabinet colleagues and several senior state party leaders besides Rajib Ranjan, the chairman of the CSEB, attended the function.

The unit will now help the state to bridge the demand-supply gap as Chhattisgarh requires about 2,100 mw power in peak hours while presently it has 1,706.42 mw.

“Today with dedication of the 250 mw unit to the state, Chhattisgarh has made a major move towards its march to become India’s power hub by 2011. The state will become free of power cuts by Diwali this year,” Raman Singh told reporters.

Raman Singh in his Independence Day speech Wednesday said that Chhattisgarh has entered into deals with 34 private firms for setting up power projects totalling 30,000 mw with an investment to the tune of Rs.1,350 billion.