Monday, November 10, 2008

Karnataka CM launches Niranthara Jyothi

Uninterrupted power: a fresh start!
No blame game, finding solution to Power Crisis...
(pic & news courtesy : mangalorean)
Niranthara Jyothi project aimed at providing 24-hour power supply to villages. The pilot project covers the entire Malur taluk which has 272 villages with a population of 1.5 lakh. On the shortage of power in the State, the Chief Minister urged the MPs from the State to put pressure on the UPA government at the Centre to increase Karnataka’s share of allocation from the Central grid.
Energy Minister K.S. Eshwarappa said the demand for power had grown by 20 per cent. He said a sum of Rs. 3,500 crore would be required to extend the scheme to the entire State.
Union Minister of State for Highways K.H. Muniyappa; Housing and Muzrai Minister Krishnaiah Shetty; Principal Secretary (Energy) K. Jairaj; and BESCOM managing director Tushar Girinath, were present on the occasion. Mega Power project at Kudagi, Bijapur
Union Minister of State for Power Jairam Ramesh said the Government has decided to set up 4,000-MW ultra mega thermal power project at Kudagi in Bijapur district. But the Centre’s coal policy allows ultra mega power project to be established either near a port or near coal mines.
The project at Kudagi would not be considered as ultra mega power project. He has written letter to Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Alhuwalia to offer financial incentives to the project that were offered to the ultra mega power project. The Centre does not offer financial incentives to non-ultra mega power project, he said.
Plenty of water was also available since the Alamatti dam was located nearby. Kudigi is 350 km from Goa, the nearest port.
Karnataka Government and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) have decided to set up a 2,000 MW thermal power project on a joint venture. Both the State Government and NTPC will sign the Memorandum of Understanding in a month to set up the power plant at an estimated cost of Rs. 10,000 crore. The location has not been identified.
Mr. Ramesh held a high-level meeting with Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and Energy Minister K.S. Eshwarappa and Home Minister V.S. Acharya, Chief Secretary Sudhakara Rao and Energy Department Principal Secretary K. Jairaj.
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