66 more power sub-stations to be set up in Kerala

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Kozhikode, Nov 17 (UNI) The Kerala government proposes to set up 66 more electricity sub-stations at various parts of the state soon, Electricity Minister A K Balan said today.

Talking to reporters after inaugurating a meeting of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) Officcers' Association (northern region), he said the government which has already established 41 sub-stations since assuming office two-and-a-half years ago targets a total 200 similar projects by 2011.

He said the government has adopted various measures to reduce generation and transmission losses in an attempt to bring it down to 15 per cent in the next three years.

The government is also in the process of setting up a 2,500 MW power project in northern district of Kasaragod, he said adding discussion with the Industry Ministry was on in this regard.

He said the government, which was in the midst of converting the KSEB into a single company, will ensure every benefit enjoyed by employees and pensioners as usual.

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