PM to lay foundation stone for thermal power station in Maharashtra

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Gondia (Maharashtra), Feb 9 : Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will lay the foundation stone for the 1,980 MW Tiroda super thermal power station in Maharashtra's Gondia District today.

State Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Energy Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will attend the function.

Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao, Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil and host of cabinet ministers from the state will also present on the occasion.

During his one-day visit, Dr. Singh will also lay the foundation stone for the establishment of Rajiv Gandhi National Flying Training Institute of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) at Birsi airport in Gondia.

Before returning to Delhi, the Prime Minister will also attend the annual day function of Gondia Education Society headed by Praful Patel.

ANI

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