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  • Chhattisgarh has become the first state, with 24-hour uninterrupted supply of power.
  • The production of 40,000 MW power is proposed in the next 5 years, with a capital investment of Rs 2,00,000 crores.
  • In this way, Chhattisgarh will get an additional power supply of 14,000 MW.
  • Chhattisgarh's Korba town is fast becoming India's energy capital. In the next three years, electricity production centres generating 10,000 MW of power will be set up here, making Korba the largest electricity production centre in the country.
 
  • Along with electricity production, to ensure uninterrupted and high-quality power transmission and distribution, the state will invest 17,000 crore rupees in the next three years.
  • While making the state a power hub, special efforts have been focussed on providing its benefits to the common man, and especially the poor. These efforts include the increase in irrigation pumps from an earlier count of 72,000 to 2,67,000. Farmers owning 5 HP pumps are being provided with up to 6 thousand units of power per year. Free electricity is being provided to more than 13 lakh families with a single light point.
The Country's Power Hub
  • State-wide improvements have been made in the energy sector. The production capacity of state power companies has been increased from 1,360 MW to 1,924 MW.
  • The plant utilization factor of thermal power plants has been increased from 65.72 to 85.25.
  • To expand the transmission line network, the 200kV line has been increased from 1594 circuit km to 4661 circuit km. The number of 220 kV and 132 kV substations has been increased from 25 to 66.
  • On compassionate appointment grounds, 1,259 people have been recruited into the state power companies. In this way, approximately 5,000 personnel have been hired on different posts.