Shinde promises gas-based power plant for Goa

PTI, PANAJI | 26 February 2012 23:50 IST

Union Power Minister Shushilkumar Shinde today said that the proposal for a gas-based power generation plant for Goa is pending with the state, which will soon be implemented to tide over the power shortage.

Shinde, who did not make any announcement in the wake of election code of conduct, said that the ministry has already moved a proposal to set up a gas-based power plant, considering the environmental impact of other types of power plants.

He said the pipeline from Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) is being tapped for Goa.

"But even if there is no GAIL gas coming, we will make sure that there is gas supply for the plant," Shinde said.

The minister is in Goa to campaign for Congress party for the forthcoming Goa assembly polls.

He said that there were also proposals for smaller hydro-power plants in the state.

"These were at different locations, but the main stress is on the gas-based plant," Shinde added.

Goa has been suffering 100 MW power shortage every day, which is being tide over by power cuts. 

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Why are all the promises coming at the time of elections? That too from the ruling party politicians at the Center? The Talpon and Galjibag Bridges on the NH17 are waiting for the last 4 decades and not taking up these bridges has resulted in may be hundreds of crores of scare fuel...What we have seen is huge exploitation of this State and it's resources without development of the essential infrastructure.....

- vishwas prabhudesai, loliem | 27 th February 2012 09:23


Being a tropical place, Goa has a lot of potential for developing alternative sources of energy, particularly solar and wind and biogas from organic waste.

Power plant with natural gas is not a permanent option as already there is shortage of natural gas in India and they are proposing to import it from Iran and all that.

But you never hear our local govt. or rather the useless and incompetent ministers (sinister) talk about any policy or something concrete for the future of Goa. They all are only busy looting and securing wealth for their next 100 generations.

Clearly Goa lacks leaders with vision.

- Jagan, Canada | 27 th February 2012 01:40


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