STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Bhoomi pooja for Kudigi Thermal Plant

BANGALORE: The bhoomi pooja for the thermal power plant at Kudigi in Bijapur will be held on June 2. Announcing the NTPC project initiation ceremony in the state, Large and Medium Scale

Published: 12th May 2012 02:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:21 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The bhoomi pooja for the thermal power plant at Kudigi in Bijapur will be held on June 2.

Announcing the NTPC project initiation ceremony in the state, Large and Medium Scale Industries Minister Murgesh Nirani said Union Minister for Power Sushil Kumar Shinde was expected to be present for the event.

In an interaction with Reporters Guild of Bangalore, Nirani shared the power plant would be able to generate 4,000 MW of power for the state and nearly 3,000 acres of  land were acquired for the same.  He added that out of the 4 lakh hectares of land in the state, agriculture lands spread over 2.5 lakh hectares while 1.23 lakh hectares were forest lands. “Industries provide 54 per cent of the state’s GDP by using 0.5 percent of the total land while agriculture uses 99 per cent of the land and generates 14 per cent of the revenue,” he said. According to him, the industries generated more revenue. Thus it needed more impetus for Karnataka’s progress.

On POSCO, he said the government had  given options to the company. When questioned about the SC ruling of a CBI inquiry in the illegal mining case pertaining to B S Yeddyurappa, Nirani said, “They can conduct an investigation but I am sure that he (BSY) will emerge clean.”



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp