Chhattisgarh to pump in Rs.17,000 cr in power sector

February 17th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Feb 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh government-run power companies will pump in Rs.17,000 crore in the state over the next three years to increase power production and also improve the power transmission and distribution infrastructure, Governor Shekhar Dutt told the state assembly Thursday.”State government-run power companies in Chhattisgarh would invest Rs.17,000 crore over the next three years, the entire investment would come up in power generation, transmission and distribution sector,” Dutt said in his address to the state assembly on the opening day of the budget session.

Referring to the Maoist menace in the state, the governor said “despite pressure mounted by the rebels, Chhattisgarh has been registering growth in all sectors. This proves that the common man is confident of the security system in the state”.

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