2,640 MW Power Plant to be Constructed by NTPC in Barethi, Chattarpur

2,640 MW Power Plant to be Constructed by NTPC in Barethi

State-owned NTPC will construct a 2,640 MW power plant in Barethi in Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh at a cost of about Rs 18,000 crore.

The foundation stone for the Super Thermal Power Project, which is located in the Bundelkhand region, was laid by Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia today, an official statement said here.

"The estimated cost of the project is approx Rs 18,000 crore and is envisaged to be commissioned in the 13th Plan linked to development of coal mine," it said.

The project will comprise four unit of 660 MW each.

"The Barethi power project is an important milestone for the state as well as the entire country. The power project will help to make Bundelkhand one of the most prosperous regions of the state (Madhya Pradesh)," the statement said quoting Scindia.

Madhya Pradesh Energy Minister Rajendra Shukla said the government is pro-actively taking up all energy related projects in line with the future power requirements of the state.

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Courtesy : business-standard.com