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Govt mulls setting up of power projects: Revanna

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Mysore, July 8 (UNI) Karnataka Energy and Public Works Minister H D Revanna said the government is contemplating to set up new power projects to tackle power shortage in the state.

Speaking to newspersons here today, he said Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation (KPTCL) had been entrusted to present a feasibility report on the proposed projects. The next course of action would be decided on the basis of the report.

Mr Revanna said power projects were need of the hour to meet the increased demand from all sectors particularly from the industries.

"Power projects are essential in the wake of investors evincing interest in new ventures especially in the IT sector," he added.

Referring to the Chamalapura Thermal Power Project near, Mysore city, he said the project works were pending for some time and added that it would be taken up shortly.

He said the government would go ahead with the project only after taking the villagers into confidence.

Various organisations and political parties were opposing the Chamalapura project and had even threatened to launch indefinite hunger strike in front of the Vidhana Soudha. The villagers in the vicinity had been opposing the project citing environmental reasons and the farmers on fear of losing their agricultural lands.

The environmental experts had warned of serious health hazards to people in the Mysore city if a coal plant came up there.

UNI

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