CM blames Centre for power crisis

CM blames Centre for power crisis

Speaking to reporters, he said the State had taken all steps to generate about 8,290 mega watts of thermal power. But it has not been able to commence the work due to delay on the part of the Centre in allocating coal blocks.

It is not possible to start the work in the absence of coal blocks. The State has already entered into several agreements with organisations concerned to set up the plants.

Despite repeated requests, the Centre has not bothered to allocate the much-needed coal blocks, he said.

‘Provide adequate power’
"If the Centre cannot allocate coal blocks, then it should provide adequate power to the State," he stated.

Gowda said he had raised the issue in the National Development Council (NDC) meeting in Delhi on Saturday. He said he highlighted about 15 projects that need special attention in the 12th five year plan period.

Reacting sharply to Congress leader Siddaramaiah's criticism on the drought situation in the State, the chief minister said the government would soon release all statistics on the action taken by it to provide relief to the affected people.

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