K'taka Govt plans to set up power station in Chattisgarh

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Bangalore, Jul 19 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said the State Government was exploring the possibility of setting up a 1,000 MW power station in Chattisgarh to meet the energy needs of Karnataka.

Mr Yeddyurappa told reporters here that he had spoken to Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who was in the city, and the final decision on the subject would be taken in the next few days.

Stating that Mr Singh had responded favourably, he said the talks had already begun between both the states at official level for setting up the power station.

Mr Yeddyurappa said he had urged the Chettisgarh Chief Minister to provide atleast 500 MW of power to overcome the present power crisis in the state and hoped of getting at least 300 MW of power.

He also criticised the Centre for reducing the central quota of power to the state.

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