Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated two units each of 600 MW of Shree Singaji Thermal Power Plant in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday afternoon.
The PM, while inaugurating the power plant, expressed concerns that many villages in the state and across India still lack access to electricity, which badly affects the poorer section of the society.
“Many villages lack access to electricity and the people most affected are the poor,”the PM said.
The PM, however, assured that the amount of power that used to be generated when BJP formed its government in MP, will be now produced by these units alone.
MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and other dignitaries are also present on the occasion.
PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of two units each of 660 MW of the same power plant, according to Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Limited's (MPPGCL) Managing Director Vijendra Nanawati.
Shree Singaji Thermal Power Plant is a coal-fired project located near Dongaliya village in Khandwa. The project is owned by MPPGCL.
According to Khandwa MP and state BJP unit president Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, during his day-long visit to the state, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of Khandwa-Mhow broad gauge railway line.