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Power generation plans till 2025 drawn up by Bengal Govt

Kolkata, Mar 12 (UNI) The West Bengal Government has chalked out an elaborate plan to increase power generation with a focus on ‘sustainable power’.
This is in addition to taking steps to increase production of conventional forms of energy.
The plan has been made keeping in mind the expected power requirement in 2025.
Besides solar power, other sustainable forms of energy for generation of electricity like biomass, wind and tidal power are also being looked into.
Power generation has already considerably increased over the past six years and measures were being taken to increase it further.
In terms of generation of energy from non-conventional sources, from 1.2 megawatts (MW) in 2011, solar power generation has increased to 53.216 MW at present, while generation of biomass power has increased from 1.59 MW to 13.29 MW during the same period.
The Power Department is setting up solar panels in 1,000 schools and other educational institutions.
The panels have already been installed in 673 schools, 21 colleges and five universities so far.
By the end of March, solar panels would be installed in the remaining 327 schools.
After the first 1,000 schools, another 1,000 will be identified for setting up the panels in the next financial year.
Work has also started on the setting up of floating solar panels in large water bodies within the premises of thermal power generating stations.
They will come up in Sagardighi, Santaldihi and Bakreswar.
At the same time, a survey is going on in Sagar Island to develop a wind power generation plant.
In the area of conventional energy, it may be mentioned that a 1,000-MW pumped storage project is coming up at Turga in Purulia district at a cost of Rs 4,800.69 crore.
Two power generation plants are coming up – one of 660 MW and a hydel power project of 371 MW — in Sagardighi.
Another 200 MW plant is also coming up.
UNI SJC KK
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Amid ruckus by Oppn, UP govt tables second supplementary budget

19 Dec 2018 | 2:49 PM

Lucknow, Dec 19 (UNI) Amid pandemonium created by the Opposition over farmers ‘distress’ and ‘deteriorating’ law and order situation, Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh tabled second supplementary budget to the tune of Rs 8,054 crore in the state assembly on Wednesday.

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Health campaign myUpchar launches 'Saathi' and 'Health Card' in UP

19 Dec 2018 | 2:39 PM

Lucknow, Dec 19 (UNI) Country's largest online health campaign, myUpchar launches its ‘Saathi’ model and ‘Health Card’ on Wednesday in Uttar Pradesh to reach out to the nook and corner of the country and solve the healthcare problems of the rural people.

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IIT-Madras Prof T Pradeep elected to two global academies

19 Dec 2018 | 2:37 PM

Chennai, Dec 19 (UNI) Indian Institute of Technology-Madras
Faculty and Prominent nanotechnologist Prof Thalappil Pradeep
has been elected to two global academies.

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Thippe Swamy takes oath as MLA after legal battle

Thippe Swamy takes oath as MLA after legal battle

19 Dec 2018 | 2:34 PM

Amaravati, Dec 19 (UNI) YSRCP leader M Thippe Swamy, who unsuccessfully contested from Madkasir (SC) Assembly constituency in Ananthapur district in 2014 election and won legal battle, took oath as MLA on Wednesday.

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Bank Mitra's stage agitation in Karnataka demanding abolition of Contract basis

19 Dec 2018 | 2:32 PM

Bengaluru, Dec 19 (UNI) More than 6000 Bank Mitras today launched two-day agitation in Bengaluru demanding among other things, abolition of Contract basis for their appointment, uniform wage pattern.

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