Union Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has inaugurated four wind power plants built by NALCO. He also annuonced an expansion plan for the aluminium major to raise its capacity to 1 MTPA.
Dedicating the facilities to the nation, he said, “We are taking concrete steps to increase production of NALCO. There is a major expansion programme to raise its capacity to 1 million tonne per annum.”
The total capacity of of the four wind units is 198 MW. He said that NALCO’s production remained stagnant for a long time and the company has also mooted establishing an aluminium plant in Iran.
“The focus of NDA government is to increase production in Odisha itself,” he said, adding that the expansion of Nalco would also provide employment to thousands of local youths who were not needed to migrate elsewhere in search of jobs.
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