Prime Minister dedicates 765 kV Ranchi-Dharamjaygarh-Sipat transmission line

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By Sarkaritel August 21, 2014 15:22

Prime Minister dedicates 765 kV Ranchi-Dharamjaygarh-Sipat transmission line


Ranchi, Aug 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated to the nation the 765 kv Ranchi-Dharmjaygarh-Sipat Transmission Line connecting the Eastern and Western parts of the country. The transmission link was inaugurated online at Prabhat Tara, Dhurwa, in Ranchi.

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In a slew of inaugurations, Narendra Modi also initiated the commencement of work of 3×660 MW North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project of NTPC. The Governor of Jharkhand Sayed Ahmed, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren, the Union Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad, the MoS(I/c) for Power, Piyush Goyal, and the MoS(I/c) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Sudarshan Bhagat were present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister asserted that if India has to emerge as a developed nation, then no part of the country can remain weak and underdeveloped He  said eastern India has remained underdeveloped, and growth should be balanced across north, south, east and west – so that common people across the country can enjoy the fruits of development in equal measure.

The Prime Minister pointed out that Jharkhand would benefit enormously by yesterday’s Cabinet decision to increase royalty rates on minerals. Shri.  Narendra Modi also announced that work would commence shortly on the Jagdishpur-Phoolpur-Haldia gas pipeline – which would become a major source of energy for eastern India.

Initiating the commencement of work at the North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Plant, the Prime Minister said this power plant would dispel darkness not only from Jharkhand but also from different parts of the country.

Addressing the function on this occasion, Union Energy Minister Shri. Piyush Goyal said that though NTPC project in Jharkhand was started more than ten years back but because of lack of coal linkage and several other issues, the power project could not take off during the last ten years. Mr. Goyal also announced that the centre is keen to provide separate feeder line to farmers in the state. Referring to the underground fire in Jharia coalfield, Mr. Goyal announced that the Union Government will provide Rs. 100 crore for controlling the underground fire. The Union Energy Minister expressed concern that despite huge stock of coal, Jharkhand is not getting adequate energy. He expressed hope that very soon the state will have adequate supply of electricity to provide continuous power supply for every sector in the state. This will create a new era of overall development of Jharkhand.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel August 21, 2014 15:22