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PM inaugurates 7 projects & also lays foundation stone for 1 project of Power Grid

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, MAR 05, 2024: THE Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated, dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone of multiple developmental projects related to power, rail and road sectors worth more than Rs. 56,000 crores in Adilabad, Telangana yesterday.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that the land of Adilabad is becoming a witness to development projects related not only to Telangana but to the entire country as more than 30 development projects worth more than Rs 56,000 crores are either being dedicated to the nation or their foundation stones are being laid today. These projects include many projects related to energy, environment sustainability and road connectivity in the state.

The Prime Minister informed that the 800 MW capacity NTPC Unit 2 which has been inaugurated today will further boost the electricity generation capacity of Telangana.

The Prime Minister reiterated the mantra of nation's development through the development of the states. He said that with a better economy, trust in the country grows and states also benefit from that as they get investment. He mentioned the global buzz around the high growth rate of the Indian economy as India is the only major economy that has grown by 8.4 percent in the last quarter. "With this speed, India will become the world's third-largest economy", said the Prime Minister, which will also mean high growth for the economy of Telangana also, he added.

Governor of Telangana, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan; Chief Minister of Telangana, Revantha Reddy and Union Minister, G Kishan Reddy were present on the occasion among others.

Read more: Prime Minister dedicates to nation and lays foundation stone for multiple power projects across the country

The list of projects which the Prime Minister inaugurated, dedicated to the nation and for which he laid the foundation stone today are as given below.

Sl. No

State

District

Type of Event

Project Name

Project Cost

Organization

1

Telangana

Pedapalli

Dedication to the Nation

Unit-02(800 MW) of Telangana STPP, Phase-I

8007

NTPC

2

Uttar Pradesh

Sonebhadra

Foundation Stone Laying

Singrauli Super Thermal Power Project, Stage-III (2x800 MW)

17000

NTPC

3

Jharkhand

Chatra

Dedication to the Nation

Unit-02 (660 MW) of North Karanpura STPP

4609

NTPC

4

Chhattisgarh

Raigarh

Foundation Stone Laying

Flue gas CO2 to 4G Ethanol Plant

294

NTPC

5

Chhattisgarh

Korba

Foundation Stone Laying

Fly Ash Based FALG (Fly Ash - Lime - Gypsum) Aggregate Plant

22

NTPC

6

Andhra Pradesh

Simhadri

Foundation Stone Laying

Sea Water to Green Hydrogen plant

30

NTPC

7

Chhattisgarh

Sipat

Dedication to the Nation

Fly Ash Based Light Weight Aggregate Plant

51

NTPC

8

Uttar Pradesh

Gautam Buddha Nagar

Dedication to the Nation

STP Water to Green Hydrogen Plant

10

NTPC

9

Uttar Pradesh

Sambhal

Inauguration

Establish 765/400/220 kV Gas insulated Substation (GIS), Rampur and 400/220/132 kV Substation, Sambhal Substation with associated transmission lines under PRSTL Project

1165

PGCIL

10

Uttar Pradesh

Meerut

Inauguration

Meerut-Simbhavali Transmission Limited

1050

PGCIL

11

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur Dehat

Inauguration

Gujrai SPP

342

SJVN

12

Uttar Pradesh

Jalaun

Inauguration

Gurhah SPP

408

SJVN

13

Uttar Pradesh

Jalaun

Inauguration

Parasan SPP

342

SJVN

14

Uttar Pradesh

Lalitpur

Foundation Stone Laying

Lalitpur Solar Power Project 

3000

TUSCO / THDC

15

Andhra Pradesh

Kurnool

Foundation Stone Laying

Transmission System for Kurnool Wind Energy Zone/ Solar Energy Zone (AP) – Part-A & Part-B

3547

PGCIL

16

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Inauguration

Establishment of 220/22KV GIS at UT Chandigarh along with 220KV D/C line from Chandigarh GIS to 400/220KV Panchkula (PG) Sub station.

322

PGCIL

17

Haryana

Bhiwani

Inauguration

Northern Region System Strengthening Scheme - XXXV

122

PGCIL

18

Himachal Pradesh

Bilaspur

Foundation Stone Laying

Nangal Floating Solar Project (FSP)

90

SJVN

19

Himachal Pradesh

Mandi & Shimla

Foundation Stone Laying

Sunni Dam HEP

2615

SJVN

20

Jharkhand

Koderma

Inauguration

Retrofitting Pollution Control System-FGD Unit-I (500 MW) of Koderma Thermal Power Station (2x500 MW)

676

DVC

21

Karnataka

Bagalkot

Inauguration

Evacuation of power from RE sources in Koppal Wind Energy Zone (Karnataka) (2500MW) (SPV - Koppal-Narendra Transmission Limited)

750

ReNew

22

Maharashtra

Beed / Dharashiv

Inauguration

Transmission System for evacuation of power from RE Projects in Osmanabad area (1 GW) in Maharashtra

282

IndiGrid

23

Punjab

Ludhiana

Inauguration

Northern Region System Strengthening - XL

360

PGCIL

24

Rajasthan

Fatehgarh, Jaisalmer

Inauguration

380 MW Solar Power Project under REIA Tranche-1 in Fatehgarh, Rajasthan

2115.0

O2 Power/ NHPC

25

Uttarakhand

Pithoragarh

Inauguration

System Strengthening Scheme in Northern Region - XXXVII

380

PGCIL

26

Uttarakhand

Uttar Kashi

Inauguration

Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project

648

SJVN

27

Nagaland

Dimapur

Inauguration

North Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme – XII (NERSS-XII)

576.0

PGCIL

28

Assam

Dhubri

Foundation Stone Laying

70 MW SPP in Assam

360

SJVN

29

Telangana

Adilabad

Foundation Stone Laying

NH-353B-2L+PS of Adilabad – Bela-2L+PS of Km 0+00 to km 32+970

490

MoRTH

30

Telangana

Mulugu

Foundation Stone Laying

NH-163 km 279/150 to 290/500 (excluding from km 287/200 to 288/240) section of NH-163 of Hyderabad- Bhupalapatnam road

136

MoRTH

31

Telangana/Maharasthta

Multi Dist

Dedication to the Nation

Ambari- Adilabad Pimpalkutti Electrification

70

MoR

32

Uttar Pradesh

Jalaun

Foundation Stone Laying

1200 MW Jalaun Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park

6196

BSUL (JV of NHPC & UPNEDA)

The total cost of the 32 projects comes out to be Rs. 56,065 crores.

The Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy R. K. Singh joined the programme from the Power Grid substation in Maharani Bagh, New Delhi. Addressing the gathering before the commencement of the event in Adilabad, the Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister recalled that many mega projects in generation, transmission and distribution have been successfully undertaken in the last decade, to fulfil the aspirations of a rapidly growing nation. " The government has addressed the critical issue of power deficiency by adding more than 196 GW of generation capacity since April 2014, transforming our country from power deficit to power sufficient. The government has increased the generation capacity from 248554 MW in March 2014 to 428299 MW in December 2023. As a result of these measures, the availability of power supply in rural areas has increased from 12.5 Hours in 2015 to 20.6 Hours in 2023. The power supply in urban areas has increased to 23.78 Hours in 2023."

Complimenting Power Grid employees and the power sector PSUs and stakeholders, the Power Minister said that this growth has been possible because of their contribution. Highlighting the synergistic relationship between the growth of the power sector and of the economy, the Minister said that the nation would not have been able to grow as fast without strengthening of the power sector. " In order to accommodate the substantial capacity addition, the Government of India planned and added 1,89,052 circuit kilometers (ckm) of transmission lines, between 2013-14 to 2022-23, connecting the whole country into one grid running on one frequency with the capability of transferring 1,16,540 MW from one corner of the country to another, also further integrating the whole country into one national market."

The Minister added that Government has made concerted efforts to make Power Sector viable. "The AT&C losses have come down from 25.72% in 2014-15 to 15.40% in 2022-23. All current payment of Gencos are up-to-date and the legacy dues of Gencos have come down from Rs. 1,39,947 crores in June 2022 to Rs. 49,451 crores on 31st January, 2024. The subsidy payment to DISCOMS on account of subsidies announced by State Government are up-to-date."

The Minister said that India will keep growing fast and that the power sector will have to keep adding capacity and undertaking reforms in the coming years as well.

Also read:

- Prime Minister to dedicate to the nation and lay foundation stone for NTPC's Power Projects worth more than Rs. 30,000 crores

- Details of POWERGRID's 7 projects which were dedicated to the nation and 1 project for which foundation stone has been laid

- Details of SJVN's 7 projects which were dedicated to the nation and for which foundation stone has been laid

- Details of NHPC's projects which were inaugurated / for which foundation stone has been laid


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