Rajasthan to be a power surplus state by 2012

Rajasthan to be a power surplus state by 2012
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Sep 02 2008. 04 10 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Sep 02 2008. 04 10 PM IST
Jaipur: “Rajasthan is aiming to become a power surplus state and is targeting to achieve electricity production capacity of 12,500 MW in the next four years,” an official said.
At present, the total production of the state stands at 6,444 MW and an additional 1,200 MW would be added with the commissioning of two units of 600 MW each of Kalisindh Thermal Power project at Jhalawar by January 2012, Rajasthan State Power Generating Corporation spokesperson told PTI.
“The total cost of the two units is estimated at around Rs5,500 crore and would be completed in two phases,” he said.
“A number of other power projects of various capacities are also in the pipeline and with their completion there would be no shortage of power and no more buying would be required from the power grid,” he added.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje would lay the foudation stone of the super thermal projects at Jhalawar tomorrow.
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First Published: Tue, Sep 02 2008. 04 10 PM IST