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Five 4,000-mw power projects in pipeline: Piyush Goyal

Five more mega power projects of 4,000 MW capacity each are planned to be set up in the country, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.

“Five more major power projects of 4,000 MW each are being planned to set up in the country,” Goyal said addressing a function at Shri Singaji Thermal Power Project. Goyal praised Madhya Pradesh for setting up country’s first 4,000 MW power plant. “Madhya Pradesh was the first state in the country where 4,000 MW power plant has come up,” he said apparently referring to a private company’s project in Singrauli district.

The minister said that work on the three mega power projects had began but out of them only one has come up in Madhya Pradesh, while the remaining ones are yet to be commissioned. Goyal said that ever since the new government came at the Centre, Coal India’s (CIL) production capacity and power generation have jumped by 7 and 11 per cent, respectively.

He said Madhya Pradesh will get Rs 3,000 crore to improve its transmission and distribution network in power sector under two major Central government schemes.

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