Rajasthan will become self-sufficient in the power sector by generating power along with conserving the environment

Jaipur, July 18. Chief Minister Mr Ashok Gehlot has approved the proposals of Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam for setting up two units of 660Mw capacity each at Chhabra and a unit of 800Mw at Kalisindh in the thermal power project based on ultra supercritical technology.

Expanding the Chhabra Thermal Power Project, two units based on ultra supercritical technology will be set up at a cost of Rs 9606.06 crore. Besides this, expanding the Kalisindh Thermal Power Project, a unit of 800Mw will be set up based on ultra supercritical technology at a cost of Rs 6054.58 crore. 

The State Government not only wants to make Rajasthan self-reliant in power generation but trying to make it a power surplus. With the setting up of power projects of a total 2120Mw in Chhabra and Kalisindh, the state will not only move fast towards becoming self-sufficient in the field of power generation but there will also be an increase in the employment opportunities and the local area development.

It is to be mentioned that Mr Gehlot in the 2022-23 budget had announced to set up thermal power projects based on ultra supercritical technology to save coal, reduce pollution and conserve the environment.