New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met Union Agriculture Minister
Sharad Pawar and Union Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal in
connection with different demands for his state including the
requirement for a logistics hub and coal.
During the meeting, he requested Pawar to develop Madhya
Pradesh as a logistics hub due to its location and linkage by
road and rail.
"Through Madhya Pradesh State Ware Housing Corporation, a
logistic hub can be developed in the state," he told Pawar.
Pawar has agreed in principle to develop a ware houses in
Itarsi and Bina that would provide storage facilities for the
next seven years. Chouhan also invited Pawar to visit the
state, which the latter accepted.
In his meeting with the Union Coal Minister, Chouhan
urged him for speedy disposal of coal linkage for the three
thermal power plants which are to be set up in MP as per the
12th Five Year Plan.
Jaiswal informed the Chief Minister that an early
decision will be taken for providing 79 lakh MT of coal for
1,600 MW power project a joint venture with BHEL in Khandwa,
78.7 lakh MT of coal for 1,600 MW Bansagar Thermal Power Plant
in Shahdol district, 84 lakh MT of coal for 1,600 MW
Shrisingaji Thermal Power Project in Khandwa district.
Chouhan urged the Minister to send the improved quality
of coal and increase the allotment to 170 lakh MT.
Jaiswal informed the BJP-ruled state`s Chief Minister
that a task force has been constituted under his Ministry to
streamline the whole system (coal allotment) and every state
will benefit from it.