K'taka CM hopeful of managing power crisis

K'taka CM hopeful of managing power crisis

Though the Telagana agitation has disrupted coal supply to the state, the government was making all efforts to solve the power crisis, he told reporters here on the sidelines of industry body FICCI's National Executive Committee meeting.

The state was buying 200 MW from Chhattisgarh, but was not getting the full quota due to technical problems in the transmission line, Gowda said.

The Chhattisgarh Government has promised to provide an additional 100 MW to the state, he said, adding that alternative arrangements were also being made to get coal from Nagpur.

Moreover, the government planned to get power from sugarcane bagasse co-generation plants, he said.

The government would take all steps to fix a reasonable selling price for supply of power to the state, Gowda said. It also plans to set up 2100 MW power plant in Raichur, he added.

Though a joint venture has been signed with L&T for 1600 MW thermal power plant in Chhattisgarh, the state government is yet to obtain clearance for coal linkage, Gowda said.

Moreover of a total share of 1234 MW of power from the central grid, the state was getting just 700 MW power, he rued.

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