Government trying to identify land for the proposed units

With the Centre expected to provide coal linkage to various power projects, Karnataka is planning to set up two new thermal power plants to address the increasing demand for power in the coming years.

Disclosing this to presspersons on Tuesday on the sidelines of a programme here to sign agreements for buying 892 MW of power from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant and the Damodar Valley Corporation of India, Minister for Energy D.K. Shivakumar said the government was trying to identify land to set up the proposed power plants.

“We have a list of land available in various regions from the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board. We are looking at feasibility in terms of availability of both water and land,” he said.

He said that the Union government had given a positive assurance to the State on providing coal linkage.