Govt moots public investment in power sector

PTI[ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2001 01:31:46 PM ]

NEW DELHI: The government proposes to encourage public investment in the power sector to meet the goal of generation of 100,000 mw power in the next 10 years, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, Power Minister Suresh Prabhu said that Power Finance Corporation had plans to start a power fund to enable full financing of power projects in states. The minister said that 23 thermal power projects with a total capacity of 9133.4 mw and 43 hydro power projects with a total capacity of 12665.6 mw are presently under construction.