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Chhattisgarh to get 2000 MW power from NTPC project

IANS reported that Chhattisgarh signed a power purchase agreement with India largest power producer, the National Thermal Power Corporation to get 50% power from its upcoming 4,000 MW coal-fired power plant.

Chhattisgarh will get 2,000 MW at INR.2.59 per unit from NTPC coal fired project that will come up at Lara village in the state's northern coal abundant Raigarh district.

NTPC adds 500 MW unit in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Nov 26 (IANS) The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), India's largest power producer, has added a 500 MW coal-fired unit at Korba in Chhattisgarh, a company statement said Friday.

'The new 500-MW unit of NTPC's Korba super thermal power station in Chhattisgarh has been synchronised with the grid,' the statement said.

The Korba project of NTPC, based some 240 km north of capital Raipur, already has three units of 200 MW each in Stage-I and three units of 500 MW each in Stage-II.

Export of natural resources a crime: Raman Singh

Raipur, Nov 25 (IANS) Export of natural resources is a crime and should be banned as early as possible, Raman Singh, chief minister of Chhattisgarh - one of India's most mineral-rich states - said Thursday.

'Exporting natural resources outside the country comes under category of a national crime and it should be banned,' an official press statement quoted Singh as saying.

Chhattisgarh to get 2,000 MW power from NTPC project

Raipur, Nov 25 (IANS) Chhattisgarh signed a power purchase agreement Thursday with India's largest power producer, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), to get 50 percent power from its upcoming 4,000 MW coal-fired power plant.

Chhattisgarh will get 2,000 MW at Rs.2.59 per unit from NTPC's coal-fired project that will come up at Lara village in the state's northern coal-abundant Raigarh district.

Tata Motors opens Tata Nano sales in Chhattisgarh and other states

Mumbai: Tata Motors, today, announced open sales of the Tata Nano in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh from November 22, 2010. Residents of these states, who are desirous of driving home a Tata Nano but had not booked the car during 2009, will be able to purchase a Tata Nano now.

Customers will be able to take a closer look at and test drive the Tata Nano across all Tata Motors dealerships and special Nano access points.

Govt not to ban BALCO's mining projects in Chhattisgarh

The government Wednesday said there is no proposal to ban public sector firm Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd's (BALCO) bauxite mining projects in Chhattisgarh. "The environment ministry has accorded environmental and forest clearance to the two bauxite mining projects after following due process.

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh replied to a written question in the Lok Sabha.

About 50K Chhattisgarh steel workers face job loss

About 50,000 workers employed with 175 mini steel plants in Chhattisgarh face a threat to their jobs as the factory owners have announced closure of their units amid rising prices of sponge iron used as raw material.
"The per tonne price of sponge iron has shot up from Rs. 14,000-15,000 to Rs. 18,000 and it is not even available as per our needs...we have no option but to start closing the units from December 1," Ashok Surana, president of the Chhattisgarh Mini Steel Plants Association, said.

50,000 Chhattisgarh steel workers face job loss

Raipur, Nov 20 (IANS) About 50,000 workers employed with 175 mini steel plants in Chhattisgarh face a threat to their jobs as the factory owners have announced closure of their units amid rising prices of sponge iron used as raw material.

'The per tonne price of sponge iron has shot up from Rs.14,000-15,000 to Rs.18,000 and it is not even available as per our needs...we have no option but to start closing the units from December 1,' Ashok Surana, president of the Chhattisgarh Mini Steel Plants Association, told IANS.

Maoist violence, poverty mar growth in decade-old Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) In 10 years of existence, Chhattisgarh has become a study in contrasts. While the state recorded a high growth rate at 11.49 percent, people contest claims of development by citing the fast spreading Maoist insurgency, lack of healthcare and poverty.

A state of 20.08 million people today, Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh Nov 1, 2000, to bring prosperity to the neglected region, particularly the tribals.

NTPC role in project rehab under scanner

Reluctance of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) management to provide jobs to the project-affected-people has come under scanner with Chhattisgarh High Court issuing notices to the company and the state government seeking explanation.

Rohit's father Bisahu Khare had given away 7.12 acres of land for NTPC's Sipat Power project in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh about 10 years ago. As per the rehabilitation policy, Rohit was supposed to get a job in the Sipat power plant which he did not.

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