Chhattisgarh will generate a record 40,000 MW a year: Raman

July 8th, 2008 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS  

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Raipur, July 8 (IANS) Chhattisgarh will earn Rs.100 billion ($2.3 billion) per annum from power sales from 2011 when the state’s power generation will reach a record 40,000 MW, Chief Minister Raman Singh said Tuesday. “Chhattisgarh has signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with various companies for setting up power plants in the state to produce 42,000 MW a year,” Singh told the state assembly.

He was referring to the MoUs signed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for setting up thermal plants in the state’s coal abundant northern region.

The new plants would begin production by 2011, he added.

“Chhattisgarh has potential to feed 35,000 MW-40,000 MW power to country for the next 100 years based on its present coal reserves,” Singh said.

“The state will start selling power to other states by 2011 and that will help it earn Rs.100 billion per annum,” he added.

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