As Odisha gears up to meet additional power demand of 3517 Mw for rural electrification during the 12th Plan, it is facing a challenge to raise Rs 7500 crore needed to create matching transmission infrastructure.

The additional internal power demand of 3517 Mw is projected to be created by rural electrification taken up under Rajeev Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) and Biju Gram Jyoti Yojana (BGJY). This is over and above the current peak power demand of the state pegged at 3500 Mw.