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NLC to set up plant in Rajasthan

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NEW DELHI: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), the Ministry of Mines and the Rajasthan Government on Monday to set up a lignite-based thermal power station at Barsinger in Bikaner district.

According to the MoU, at the initial stage NLC will undertake mining of lignite and set up a 2X125 MW thermal power station. Total investment in the project is likely to be Rs 1,700 crore including Rs 550 crore in mining component.

Land required for the unit has already been acquired and the first unit of the project is likely to be commissioned in 44 months.

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