G Kishan Reddy Reviews Telangana Power Plant Project
Union Minister G Kishan Reddy today held a review meeting with state's NTPC officials regarding the construction of the Telangana power plant.
Hyderabad | 22nd January 2021
BJP leader and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy held a review meeting with the state's NTPC officials in Hyderabad to scrutinise the status of the construction of the Ramagundam Telangana Power Plant project.
At the meeting, the NTPC officials informed the minister that the construction of two units with a capacity of 800 MW, undertaken as part of the project's first phase, was currently underway, and had gotten delayed due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Hearing this, Reddy asked the officials about the process of obtaining the permits required for the completion of the remaining three units, and suggested that the authorities utilise only the Singareni coal available in the vicinity of the existing units as well as the units to be constructed in the plant.
He also asked the officials to provide the details of the contracts that had been signed so far on the coal linkages for the power plant, and asked them to undertake all the aforementioned works in a timely manner.
"We are planning to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the inauguration of the Ramagundam Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited facility soon. I suggest that the preparations for the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the second phase of the power plant also be made in time for the visit," the BJP leader said.
Besides this, the officials also informed him that country's largest solar power plant on a water body, with a capacity of 100 MW, was being constructed in the state, and briefed him on the various other programs being carried out by the NTPC across Telangana.
Later, during a review meeting with Hyderabad District Collector Sweta Mohanty and other officials, Reddy inquired also about the details of the allotment of houses for the poor people of the city under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, and asked the officials to prepare estimates in coordination with the GHMC for the CSR works to be undertaken in schools in the city by various corporate bodies.
He then inquired about the details of the state's Covid-19 vaccine distribution.
After being briefed on the problems in the COVIN software that had hindered the immunisation drive in Hyderabad, the minister spoke to Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan over the phone regarding the issue.
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