BHUBANESWAR: The State continues to have a shortage of power due to breakdown in several generating units of NTPC at Farakka, Kahalgaon, Kaniha and Ib thermal power station at Banharipali in Jharsuguda district.

There was a shortage of more than 150 MW during the evening peak despite the hydro power stations providing 1,250 MW.

JHARSUGUDA: Villagers of Charla in the district have threatened to stop coal production at pit no. 5 under Belpahar Open Cast Project of (BOCP) Mahanadi Coalfields Limited from May 23 demanding immediate disbursement of compensation and job to oustees.

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) will invest about Rs 9,000 crore in the State for developing power evacuation facility.

In the first phase, the central PSU will construct 765 KV sub-stations at Jharsuguda and Angul with an estimated cost of Rs 6,000 crore for evacuation of power from the new power plants coming up there. The projects are expected to be operational