Bhubaneswar, Dec13 (UNI) The Orissa government today decided to spend Rs 600 crores on 19 projects across the state to strengthen the power distribution system.
This was decided at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Official sources said the Power Finance Corporation(PFC) and the Rural Electricity Corporation(REC) would provide 80 per cent of the total fund as assistance for the project while the state owned GRID Corporation would bear the rest from its own resource.
As per the decision,132KV sub-station would be installed in 14 places to improve power distribution mostly in the rural areas.
This apart three 220KV sub stations would be installed to provide uninterrupted power supply to the state capital and industrial town in Banai and Jharsugura.
Keeping in view the demand of electricity for the industries in Keonjhar and Sundargarh,the state government also decided to put up two 400KV sub-station.
The meeting was attended by among others Energy Minister S N Patra, Chief Secretary Ajit Kumar Tripathy and Development Commissioner Rabi Narayan Bohidar besides senior officials of the Energy Department.