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NPCIL to Seek Rs 3,000cr for Early Completion of Plants

NPCIL-to-Seek-Rs-3,000cr-for-Early-Completion-of-PlantsState-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) plans to raise about Rs. 3,000 crore in 2009-10 for early completion of its plants in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Rajasthan, a company executive said in Mumbai.


“Our requirement for the year 2010-11 is about Rs 3,000 crore. This is debt portion and will be raised mostly from PSU banks,” NPCIL Director (Finance) J K Ghai said on the sidelines of a conference in the city.

He said bulk of these funds would be expended in bringing on-stream, two 1,000 Mw units at its Kudankulam plant in Tamil Nadu and two 220 Mw units each at Kaiga in Karnataka and in Rajasthan.

“The nuclear power project at Kudankulam is almost at the stage of completion. The tariff (of the electricity generated) will be less than 2.50 paise,” NPCIL Chairman and Managing Director S K Jain said.

He said NPCIL had generated about 4,000-4,500 units of power in the last financial year, the average tariff for which was 2.33 paise. The state-run utility has a surplus of Rs 12,000 crore, including cash reserves, Jain said.
He also said that the company has enough cash reserves for the next 2-3 years.