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CM Jagan Mohan Reddy Inaugurates Third Thermal Plant In Nellore
This plat is a part of the government’s mission to increase the power generation capacity in the state to meet future needs, the supercritical unit, the first of its kind in the government sector, was built to generate 19 million units of electricity per day
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday inaugurated the third unit of the Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah thermal power plant at Muthukur Mandal in Nellore district.
This plat is a part of the government’s mission to increase the power generation capacity in the state to meet future needs, the supercritical unit, the first of its kind in the government sector, was built to generate 19 million units of electricity per day.
AP Genco has constructed 800 mega-watt units in the existing power plant at Nelatur village. The new unit is in addition to the two separate units of 800 MW functioning in the power generation station.
“Our beloved late Chief Minister YSR Garu laid the foundation stone for the power plant in the then-united Andhra Pradesh in 2008. I feel blessed by God that we start today with full potential, and we are taking all measures to ensure quality electricity supply to consumers throughout the day,” said Chief Minister Jagan.
He said, “Over 45 per cent of the electricity requirement of the state is generated by public sector power companies. The new plant consumes less coal as compared to conventional thermal power plants, which will reduce the negative impact on the environment. We are taking all measures to provide uninterrupted quality electricity to all consumers of the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors, and to provide nine hours of free electricity to agriculture.”
The Chief Minister also noted that the power plant has already given jobs to 326 families, and in the second phase, jobs to 150 families, which are in the process would be completed by November end. “I would like to express my heartiest greetings to all the farmers who have given land for power projects,” said the Chief Minister.
The Krishnapatnam plant has a total capacity of four units, while two units of 800 MW each in Stage 1 are already generating power. As the third unit, the 800 MW plant in Stage 2 has been started with an estimated cost of Rs.5,082 crore. Due to the implementation of GST, change in law, and interest in the amount already spent, the project cost has increased from the estimated cost. The project was completed with a loan of Rs 5,935.87 crore from the Power Finance Corporation and Rs 1,000 crore from the State Electricity Finance Corporation.
After inaugurating the thermal unit, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for the construction of a fishing jetty at a cost of Rs 25 crore in the Krishnapatnam port area.
“Today I am also implementing the promise I made to all of you at the time of the election. To 16337 non-fisherman families, we are directly depositing Rs.36 Crores into their bank accounts. When Chandrababu was in power, he gave money only to 3500 people at the rate of Rs.14 thousand each that too was not properly given,” said the Chief Minister.
“We are allocating Rs.93 crores for the construction of a submersible check dam at Mudivarthi Palem in the middle of Penna River in Nellore district. It will stop the back water coming from the sea. Further, we can also solve the water problem for four Mandals,” the Chief Minister added.