Karnataka to get additional power from Central Grid: Minist

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Bangalore, Oct 15 (UNI) The Union Government has agreed to provide additional 150 MW of power to Karnataka from the Central Grid, Minister for Power K S Eswarappa said today.

Speaking to newsperson here, he said that the state is facing power shortage during peak hour and the Center's decision helps in easing the shortage to some extent.

He said that apart from the Centre's gesture the state-owned KPCL also generating additional 50 MW of power from its Alamatti Power House and with this the power situation in the state was improved.

Replying to a question, the Minister, however, clarified that the unscheduled load-shedding would continue both in rural and urban areas.

He said that both Raichur and Bellary Thermal power plants are functioning to their optimal level and not facing any shortage of coal.

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