In order to offer relief to the power situation in
Karnataka, Chhattisgarh will supply the state with 100 mw power from August 1 to
October 1. The supply will be increased to 200 mw from November, depending upon
the power situation in the two states.
Karnataka has decided to establish a 2,000 mw thermal power
plant in Chhattisgarh in two phases of 1,000 mw each. Despite Karnataka having
8,000 mw installed capacity, there is shortage of power. During peak hours the
shortage is about 14 per cent. It has been estimated that by the end of 11th
Plan, there may be demand for 12,000 mw power.
The project in Chhattisgarh would come up on Godhna in
Janigir-Champa distruct for which two tmc of water would be supplied from
Mahanadi, and there is well-connected railway line. The existing 400kV ht line
of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd would be utilised to transmit power to