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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Power

RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2738
TO BE ANSWERED ON 14.12.2009

 Allocation of Power to Karnataka

2738. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

 
Will the Minister of POWER be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that State Government of Karnataka has requested the Centre to increase its 16.01 per cent share of power allocation from the existing central power generating stations and also from the new central power generating stations in pipeline at par with its neighbouring States; and
(b)     if so, the action taken by Government thereon and if not, by when a decision is likely to
be taken in this matter?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF POWER
(SHRI BHARATSINH SOLANKI) 

(a)&(b): Yes, Sir. The Chief Minister, Government of Kamataka through a memorandum

dated 06.8.2009 had requested the Minister of Power for additional allocation of power to Karnataka from Central Generating Stations (CGSs).

The existing allocation of power from Central Generating Stations of Southern Region to the States of the region is given under:

 

StateAllocation (MW)
Andhra Pradesh2921- 3011
Kamataka1500-1548
Kerala1191-1196
Tamil Nadu3132 - 3207


The allocation of Karnataka is relatively less in comparison to Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu mainly because of higher benefits of dedicated stations and the Home State share available to Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Simhadri Thermal Power Stations (1000 MW) is dedicated to Andhra Pradesh and the State gets the benefit of 10% Home State share in

the capacity of Ramagundam Stage-I & II (2600 MW). Tami Nadu is having Neyveli-I (600 MW) as a dedicated station and also gets benefit of 10% Home State share in Madras Atomic Power Station (440 MW) and Neyveli-I Expansion (420 MW) and Neyveli-I1 Stage I & II (1470 MW). Karnataka is having 10% Home State share in Kaiga Atomic Power Station (660 MW).
In view of the fact that Karnataka had been allocated 227 to 276 MW (20.9% to 25.4%) unallocated power from the CGSs of Southern Region, which is second highest in the region and further allocation will call for reduction from other States/U'F, it was not possible to make additional allocation to Karnataka. The position has been intimated to Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka on 14.10.2009.