BHEL commissions 363 MW power project in TripuraThe inauguration is scheduled for December 1
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the second unit of 726 mw gas based thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district of Tripura on December one.
"Prime Minister will inaugurate the second unit of Palatana project on December one. We'll start its generation from November 28 as trial," ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC) Chairman cum Managing Director S K Dubey said today.
"The generation of power from the second unit will continue for seven to eight days and then it will be closed for cooling. The commercial production will be started from January next," Dubey told reporters here.
The north eastern states would get its share and the rate of selling power would be decided by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), he said.
Press Trust of India | Agartala
November 26, 2014 Last Updated at 14:56 IST
With this commissioning, BHEL has commissioned nine modules of Frame 9FA gas turbines in the combined cycle mode in the country
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the second module of the 2 x 363.3 MW gas-based combined cycle power plant (CCPP) of ONGC Thermal Power Corporation (OTPC) in Tripura. BHEL had commissioned the first module of the Palatana project in January 2013.
Located at Palatana, around 50 kms from Agartala, the CCPP comprises two modules of 363.3 MW each equipped with fuel efficient advanced class frame 9FA gas turbines. BHEL had won the contract for selling up the CCPP on EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) basis.
With the commissioning of this module, BHEL has commissioned nine modules of Frame 9FA Gas Turbines in the combined cycle mode, in the country.
BHEL has so far commissioned 911 Mw of gas-based and hydro sets in Tripura, which accounts for 100 per cent of the state's generating capacity. BHEL had earlier commissioned 14 gas turbines of smaller rating upto 21 Mw in Tripura as the sizes were limited by logistic constraint. The Palatana project is the first and the largest of its kind in the entire North-Eastern part of India. BHEL is also presently executing another gas-based project of 100 MW of NEEPCO at Monarchak in Tripura.
BS B2B Bureau | Agartala, Tripura November 18, 2014 Last Updated at 19:38 IST
The Queen variety of pineapple from Tripura, which has got a GI tag, will be exported for the first time to Dubai next month.
Sources said a meeting, organised by the state government, was held in Agartala recently. It was attended by officials from APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority)...
The Tripura Queen pineapple got the GI tag in 2015 and was helped by North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation, a central public sector unit, in getting it. The Queen pineapples are spiny, golden yellow in colour and have a pleasant aroma and flavour. The sweetness and unique aroma differentiates it from pineapples of other states of the Northeast. Tripura is one of the largest pineapple growing states in the country and there are more than 100 commercial scale pineapple plantations spread throughout the state. APEDA had earlier helped export the Kew variety of pineapples from Tripura to West Asia...
The International Buddhist Confederation is hoping to set up a Buddhist university in Tripura shortly to attract students from South East Asian countries like Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Sri Lanka.
Dhammapiya founded Dhamma Dipa (Buddhist) Foundation at Manubankul in South Tripura district, 130 Km from Agartala several years back. He said there are a lot of students interested in studying Buddhist culture in South East Asian studies but academic institutions set up so far have failed to sufficiently attract them. He also said such a university can work perfectly if set up in Northeast India since the region shares cultural affinity with adjoining South East Asian nations.
Preliminary estimates say around Rs 100 crores might be spent for the project. The entire expenditure would be borne by the Buddhist community. “We hope to have top planners from Malaysia to do the planning for this institute. So, final expenditure is yet to be estimated. We shall request our Buddhist high community to bear the expenses”, he said.
The university, if built, would offer Buddhist education along with courses in other disciplines of modern education as well.
Sabroom MLA Shankar Roy, who joined the Buddhist leaders during discussion with the CM, said such a university would help in gaining greater cultural exchange and tourism in Tripura.