Indian Minister demands Rs. 1350 crore for power projects

An Indian Energy Minister has demanded a grant of Rs.1350 crore (£17million) for 32 power projects to help supply electricity to rural areas in the state of Rajasthan. Dr Jitendra […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

An Indian Energy Minister has demanded a grant of Rs.1350 crore (£17million) for 32 power projects to help supply electricity to rural areas in the state of Rajasthan.

Dr Jitendra Singh made the plea as he claimed the areas, with between 100 to 300 people, don’t have any electricity.

He also said a million villages, with a population of less than 100, were in urgent need of electricity.

He said Rajasthan generates around 10,500MW of energy currently and the state Government has a target of achieving 25,000 MW by 2017.

Earlier this year, India planned to double its amount of clean power generation capacity to almost 53,000 MW under its five year plan.