National Thermal Power Corporation would provide 14.32 MW to 118 villages located within a radius of five km from its two power stations- the 3000 Mw NTPC Kaniha and the Talcher Thermal Power Station.
While the Kaniha plant would offer 4.55 MW, the Talcher station would provide 9.77 MW under a Central government scheme which will benefit about 1.4 lakh people belonging to 28458 families in 118 villages of the state. The scheme will cover five blocks in Angul district-Kaniha, Talcher, Orapada, Barjang and Banarpali.
An agreement was signed between G Mathivathanan, state energy secretary, R Venkateswaran, regional executive director, NTPC and B C Jena, chairman cum chief executive officer of Cesu in the presence of state energy minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak. “The tripartite agreement signed by the state government with Cesu and NTPC will benefit about 1.4 lakh people in 118 villages including 5068 Below Poverty Line families around TTPS and 3318 BPL families around NTPC Kaniha. Under this project, two new 33 KV substations will be set up and 230 new Phase-III distribution transformers will be laid”, the minister said.
The project to be taken up at a cost of Rs 29.50 crore is expected to be commissioned within 12 months. The detailed project report has already been prepared by the Central Electricity Supply Utility of Orissa Ltd. The Orissa government has entered into a tripartite agreement with NTPC and Cesu.
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