|Rajasthan will soon have another lignite-based power project. Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Ltd (RSSML) has signed an agreement with Raj West Power Ltd for setting up a Rs 5,000-crore lignite-based power plant of 1,000 MW as a joint venture in Barmer district. |
This has been confirmed by Rajat Kumar Mishra, managing director of RSSML.
|"For this purpose, a new company called Barmer Lignite Mining Corporation will be registered shortly," Mishra said.|
|This would be a state government enterprise and in this venture RSMML would have a 51 per cent stake. "Lignite for this power plant will be supplied by RSSML through its Jalipa and Kapurdi mines in the district," he added.|
|This would be the second major lignite power project in the state. Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has started work on the major lignite-mining-cum-power project in Bikaner district.|
Raj West Power in deal to set up power project in Barmer
Anil Sharma |