Increase in power share sought

The minister, speaking in a conference of Energy Ministers and Energy Department secretaries held in New Delhi recently said that the Centre is providing nearly 1,000 MW to the State as against the allotment of 1,543 MW. The Union should increase Karnataka’s share to 2,500 MW so as to enable the State tide over the present power crisis, he stated.

The Centre had allotted 200 MW to Karnataka last year out of unallotted quota in the central grid. However, the State got only 150 MW, while the balance of 50 MW was diverted to other States, Eshwarappa revealed, taking serious exception to diversion of power meant for Karnataka.

He has sought Centre’s permission to enter into an understanding with Gas Authority of India to supply gas from Dhabol in Maharashtra to Bangalore.

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