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Nuclear power plant in Raj under serious consideration: Shinde

Written by: Staff

Kota, Dec 5 (UNI) Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said the the proposal for the seting up of nuclear power plant at Banswara in Rajasthan is under serious consideration of the central government.

The minister said after laying the foundation stone of the seventhth unit of the Super Power Thermal Station in Kota today. The new unit had a capaicty to prodcue 195 MW of power.

Mr Shinde said by 2009 all the villages in Rajasthan would be electrified under the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Project.

He also assured that the central government would seriously consider the proposal for the setting up of a nuclear power plant in tribal district of Banswara.

he said the Power ministry is working on the proposal to connect the transmission lines of all the states in the country so that the power could be drawn by the states according to the need.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said Rajasthan government has proposed many power projects to augment power production in the state and the construction of some of them were progressing well in the state to achieve self sufficiency in power production.

Raje said though the state government had promised eight hours power to the farmers it could not fulfill the promise due to the power crisis in the state.


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