Bengal To Include Durgapur Projects Limited As Secondary

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Kolkata: In a bid to revive Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL), the state government has taken a decision to include it as its subsidiary under the West Bengal State Electricity Board. The decision has been taken in the State Cabinet meeting.

It may be mentioned that the State Government had engaged a Group of Ministers (GoM), Partha Chatterjee, Amit Mitra, Malay Ghatak, Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay and Arrop Biswas, to assess and recommend steps that are necessary for the revival of DPL.

The GoM placed its observation and recommendations before the state government, based on which the decision has been taken. The thermal power generation station, which has eight units, continues to have a capacity of generating 650 MW power. Five of those units are non-functional, two function properly and one requires attention for better function. The step would help in checking the accumulated loss.

However, the name of the company is supposed to stay and will continue to function as a state government utility. Moreover, 3000 employees, including the contractual ones, will continue to work as it is. It was assessed that the step will ensure the revival of DPL.

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