Jharkhand State Electricity Board to build 4 power stations

HAZARIBAG: The Jharkhand State Electricity Board will construct four thermal power stations of 1,320 mega watt capacity each for meeting the power crisis in state, said Rajendra Prasad Singh, state power and energy minister here on Friday. He added that these power stations will be set up at Patratu, Tenughat , Garhwa and Dumka for which work will start soon. They are expected to be completed in the next three years.

In the past 13 years, no government took any initiative to boost power production despite the easy availability of coal and water in the dams, he said. The situation became worse as the existing power stations of the JSEB at Patratu and Tenughat were in a bad shape. He said the present government has not only started taking measures to improve the existing power station in the state by renovating them but has also sought the help of DVC and NTPC for providing power to the state electricity board so that the industrial development of can be taken up in right earnest.

He said when Congress joined the Hemant Soren-led-coalition government in the state, it had little time in its hand to fulfill the ambitions of the people of Jharkhand but even during the remaining period of the present term of the government they will prove themselves.

Pointing at the failure of the past BJP-led-governments in Jharkhand, he said despite availability of huge funds provided to the state under the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana, the previous governments failed to complete even 25 % percent of the scheme whereas other states are reaping good results by successfully implementing the scheme.

 

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