The Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrasekhara Rao on Friday defended in the Assembly the establishment of small thermal projects. The proposed thermal projects will be jointly installed by the state government of Telangana and the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited or BHEL in the state with the capacity of 270 MW each.
KCR said that the plan is to fulfil the power requirements during the crisis. Responding to the issue raised by Congress leader N Uttam Kumar Reddy, KCR said, ‘though the power projects with 270 MW capacity were not viable in terms of coal and technology usage and the financial and additional manpower burden, the government felt that such projects would be useful during the crisis time’.
The proposed projects will be installed at Manuguru in Khammam district. The project cost could be about Rs 11, 000 Crore, out of which BHEL contributes Rs 9, 000 Crore.