Palatana (Tripura), June 21 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee dedicated the first unit of the 726 megawatt gas-based power plant to the nation today at a function at Palatana, Tripura.
Speaking on the occasion, Mukherjee nature has bestowed Tripura with abundant natural gas. This power project by ONGC-Tripura Power Company in a land locked, logistically challenged and difficult terrain is an important feat.
It would pave the way for effective utilization of discovered gas. He expressed hope that this power plant would meet the requirements of power deficient states in the region and open up avenues for industrialization in Tripura.
He further pointed out that the power project not only constituted the largest investment in the North East but it was also the largest project in the world registered under the Clean Development Mechanism of the UNFCC. It would earn India millions of carbon credits.
The President specially thanked the President, Prime Minister and Government of Bangladesh for their support in making this project possible. He called for increased cooperation between India and Bangladesh in power sector.
He said it was a much awaited and proud moment for all stake holders. He lauded the efforts of those associated with this important venture.
Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were Governor of Tripura Devanand Konwar, Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Panabaka Lakshmi and Chairman of OTPC and ONGC Group of Companies Sudhir Vasudeva. (ANI)