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PowerGrid eyes projects worth Rs 1.6 lakh crore in electricity drive

Focus being shifted to projects within states


India’s largest transmission utility is shifting its focus to projects within states, where it expects a government plan to provide electricity to all to generate new orders worth Rs 1.6 lakh crore over the next five years. Power Grid Corp Of India will seek to capture new orders either on its own or through joint ventures, Executive Director Anil Jain said. “Until now we have taken up all inter-state projects. Now we want to go ahead full steam on intra-state projects,” Jain said. Provinces are increasing investments in their electricity grids and upgrading ...

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First Published: Thu, November 23 2017. 02:24 IST