Centre reduces 150 MW power to Karnataka

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Bangalore, Dec 31 (UNI) Karnataka may have to face severe power shortage in the coming days with Centre reducing 150 Mw of power under 'Un-allocated' share, according to Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited Accounts Officers Association Diary 2008.

Talking to newspersons here today, KPTCL Managing Director Bharat Lal said the Centre had reduced 150 MW of power to the State, which is already facing shortage with generation capacity reduced by 15 per cent due to various reasons. The state's present power generation capacity was 8000 MW per day, he added.

Mr Lal said the demand for the State from Central Power Generation Stations was 500 MW.

State's Additional Chief Secretary Dilip Rau, who is also the Principal Secretary Energy Department, said accounts officers role in power sector was crucial and problems can be solved, if the financial position of a company is sound.

Lauding the efforts of the association in providing training to the employees, Mr Rau suggested that training could also be imparted in coordination with the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Finance is growing and the need of the hour was to gain more knowledge by upgrading the employees skill, he added.


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