Only 65,000MW to be produced in 11th Plan

Only 65,000MW to be produced in 11th Plan
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First Published: Thu, Jul 16 2009. 01 03 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Jul 16 2009. 01 03 AM IST
New Delhi: Power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said India will only be able to produce around 65,000MW in the 11th Plan that ends on March 2012, compared with 78,500MW estimated earlier.
“Today 80,000MW is under construction, but I am still afraid there will be slippages... if not 78,000 (MW), we will... (get) more than 65,000MW,” Shinde said.
This estimate does not take into account captive power plan additions of 15,000MW, Shinde said.
To address roadblocks, the minister has appointed a five-member committee of independent power producers. The committee will interact with the power secretary every two months.
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First Published: Thu, Jul 16 2009. 01 03 AM IST