Stone set for power plant

Vijayawada, July 1: India's first power plant using IGCC (integrated gasification combined cycle) technology is being constructed at Vijayawada thermal power station. Setting the stone for this 125 megawatt (MW) capacity power plant, the Union minister of state for commerce and power, Mr Jairam Ramesh here on Tuesday said the project has major implications for India's energy strategy that has to take seriously the international concerns on global warming arising out of increasing use of coal.

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