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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.
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Price rise, unemployment: Cong undertakes ‘Elgar Yatra’ in Aurangabad against BJP

24 Sep 2018 | 4:42 PM

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Sep 24 (UNI) The Congress on Monday here began ‘Elgar Yatra’ against ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 'failure' to control fuel prices, inflation and agrarian crisis.

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British national dies under suspicious circumstances in Varanasi

24 Sep 2018 | 4:41 PM

Varanasi, Sep 24 (UNI) A British national was found dead under suspicious circumstances in a private guest house in Chauk area here on Monday morning.

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2 MLAs inducted as ministers in BJP-led govt in Goa

24 Sep 2018 | 4:39 PM

Panaji, Sep 24 (UNI) Two MLAs were inducted as ministers in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Goa on Monday.

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Council Byelection: BJP not to contest

24 Sep 2018 | 4:38 PM

Bengaluru, Sept 24 (UNI) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided not to field its candidates in the October 4 by-election to three seats of Karnataka Legislative Council from the Legislative Assembly.

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SAD rally on Oct 7 to expose plot to scuttle democracy in Punjab: Dr Cheema

24 Sep 2018 | 4:32 PM

Chandigarh, Sept 24 ( UNI) On the directions of the core committee of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the party has initiated collection of the information of the reported large scale repression, excesses and bungling during the Zila Parishad and Block Samiti polls from the party cadres across the state.

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