Ranchi, Oct 16 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Tuesday inaugurated a 270 MW thermal power plant in Seraikela-Kharsawan district during his five-day 'Johar Yatra' (gratitude tour), an official said.
Adhunik Group, a Kolkata-based company has set up the first 270 MW power plant unit at Kandra of Seraikela region in the district. This is the first private sector power plant which has become functional since the creation of the state in 2000.
The second unit of 270 MW will become operational in December this year, the official said.
"Very soon two more plants will start generating power in Latehar district of the state. In the current five-year plan, the state will generate 8,000 MW of additional power through new power plants," said Munda while inaugurating the plant.
Adhunik Power & Natural Resources Ltd (APNRL) had signed an MoU with the Jharkhand government for setting up a plant for generating 1,080 MW of power in the state. The group is coming up with three more units at the plant.
Jharkhand will get 25 per cent of the power generated by Adhunik group.
Munda's five-day tour began Tuesday from Ranchi. Munda will visit five districts -- Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Seraikela-Kharsawan, West Singhbhum and Khunti -- by road.