Infrastructural Development in Chhattisgarh
Although comparatively a new state, the state of Chhattisgarh has shown promise and immense progress…
In India, Chhattisgarh is one of the few states where the power sector is efficiently developed. Taking into account the recent production of surplus electric power, the state’s position is profitable and comfortable. The Strong position of CSEB, Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board has helped the state to fulfill the power sector requirement of new state and is also rich in monetary. It gives power sector to many states due to its excess production. It power hubs are Bilaspur and Korba.
In Chhattisgarh, NTPC has a thermal plant with 2980 MW capacity at Sipat, Bilaspur and a thermal plant having 2600 MW capacity at korba, while CSEB’s units have a thermal capacity of 1780 MW and hydel capacity of 130 MW. Apart from CSEB and NTPC, there are a number of private generation units of big and small capacity. The state government has pursued a liberal policy concerning captive generation that has resulted in a number of private players coming up.
As per the research done by the Power Finance Corporation Ltd., New Delhi, the state has the capacity of 61000 MW of extra thermal power in terms of coal accessibility for over 100 years and 2500 MW hydel capacity. To make use of this immense potential, considerable additions to the current generation capacity are already under way.