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Power to all villages by 2009: Govt
August 08, 2004 19:09 IST
The government on Sunday said power reforms in the country would be made rural-centric to achieve electrification of all villages by 2009.
Wherever grid power is not possible, distributed generation solution would be encouraged, Union Power Minister P M Sayeed said at Parli, Maharashtra at the opening ceremony of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board's new power unit.
"The Indian power system is currently going through a phase of transition. The government is sure that reforms and changes will be effected without putting any burden on the common man," he said.
Sayeed also said that a Rs 17,000 crore scheme has been prepared by the power ministry for building rural electricity
The new 250 MW unit, part of the existing Parli Project, is coal-based and will be completed by July 2006 at a total cost of Rs 1,053 crore.
The minister also inaugurated the 220 KV Harangul Power Station in Latur district of Maharashtra.
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