Damodar Valley Corp to produce 3,500 MW in Jharkhand

September 6th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Sep 6 (IANS) Damodar Valley Corp (DVC), the multi-purpose river valley project of the central government, will start producing 3,500 MW power in Jharkhand in the next four years, a central government minister said here Saturday. “The work is going on in different thermal power plants of DVC in the state. In the next four years, DVC will produce 3,500 MW power in the state. We also request Jharkhand Chief Minister (Shibu Soren) to give DVC three acres to set up regional office in Ranchi,” Minister of State for Commerce and Power Jairam Ramesh said.

Speaking at the signing ceremony of a joint venture agreement by the Ranchi-based Heavy Engineering Corp (HEC) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), he also announced the decision to set up four industrial training institutes (ITIs) at Hazaribagh, Koderma, Bokaro and Chandrapura of Jharkhand.

“We believe that the students of Jharkhand are trained to get skilled job in DVC. Till now most of the people of the state are employed in labour class and skilled persons are imported from other parts of the country,” Ramesh said.

He added that DVC would extend financial help if the state government was setting up engineering colleges.

Chief Minister Soren, who was present on the occasion, said: “We will give three acres of land to DVC in HEC.”

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