PM Modi tour to Telangana State in February 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tour to Telangana State in the first week of February. This will be first ever visit of Modi after he assumed office as the Prime Minister in 2014.
PM Modi tour to Telangana
It may be recalled here that a couple of days Telangana IT and Panchayat Raj minister K T Ramarao expressed dissatisfaction that PM was not visiting the state despite repeated requests.
The setting up of the plant is part of the fulfillment of the commitment given to Telagana and Andhra Pradesh in Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act-2014. As per the act the NTPC would set up power plants in two state. To set the process in motion, Arup Roy Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC visited the two states last year. He met T-Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and discussed the setting up of the plant which supply power to the state of Telangana. The first unit of the plant will start operation 39 months after the laying of the foundation stone by the Prime Minister in the first week of February.
The Union coal ministry has allocated Mandikini B Coal Block in Odisha to NTPC. The block, which has extractable reserves of 1.2 billion tonnes of coal, will fuel the public sector firm’s first 4,000 MW power plant in Telangana.
The project, one of the largest to be taken up by the state-owned thermal power giant, is estimated to cost Rs 20,000 crore. The Telangana government has also agreed to supply 2 TMC ft of water throughout the year from Sripada Yellampalli project for the stage one of the plant with a capacity 2800 MW.