According to reports, preparations are on to establish nation’s first geo-thermal power project in Tatapani, the newly-formed Balrampur-Ramanujganj district of Chhattisgarh.
Dubbing it as a big achievement for the district, chief minister Raman Singh, on Friday, said that India’s first geo-thermal power project would use underground hot water springs at Tatapani to convert it into steam, and then generate electricity by using special technology. “Ramanuj-Balrampur district has been formed with the objective to bring people of this bordering area closer to the government and administration, and thereby ensure effective implementation of public welfare schemes,” he said.
Singh said the government had signed a MoU with Central government’s National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) six-months-ago on February 16, for the construction of the power project. He said state’s Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) and NTPC are working jointly towards the implementation of the project.
Government is taking every possible step to conserve history of the new district, where archaeological remains of the fifth and eighth century have been found, and develop it as a tourist place, Singh added.