Nuke Power plant in Haryana under Centre's consideration

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Chandigarh, Mar 10 (UNI) Haryana Power Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala today said the proposal to set up 2800 MW nuclear power plant in the state was under consideration of the Central government.

''The site selection committee of Nuclear Power Corporation of India has identified a site near village Kumharia in district Fatehabad for the project,'' he said in a written reply to the Vidhan Sabha .

The Minister said the plant, when approved, would be set up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India.

In reply to another question, the Power Minister said the proposal to set up a 3x350 MW gas based power plant at Faridabad at a cost of Rs 3150 crore was under the consideration of the government. The cost of power generation per unit depends on the price of gas as and when contracted for the project.

He said that in addition to it, Heads of Agreement or Memoranda of Understanding were signed with several private companies which had shown interest in setting up gas based power plants in the state.

He said its outcome would depend on the availability of gas.

Haryana Power Generation Corporation, GAIL and interested private parties had entered into tripartite agreements in the year 2005 for supply and transmission of gas for setting up gas based projects at various locations of the state. Two private companies had signed Heads of agreement directly with GAIL.

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