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India : INDIA cleared Rs 996-cr for Power Sector related Research and Development activities.

The Indian Government has offered its approval for Rs 996-crore worth of investment proposal to facilitate Research and Development activities in the Power sector.

In a statement, the Power Ministry has disclosed that the Government has approved the investment proposal for capital projects of the Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) to meet the increasing requirements of the Power sector related to research and development activities, comprising development of advanced testing facilities.

The newly approved investment will facilitate fulfillment of the increasing requirements for Research and Development in the Indian Power Sector comprising development of advanced Testing Facilities at the cities of Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkota, Guwahati, Noida and Nagpur.

Plans are also there to set up a new laboratory in the Western Region of India at Nasik, Maharashtra.

With the funding approval, development of several major facilities will be possible, and the list of approved projects features Short Circuit Test Facilities, Transmission Tower Test Facility, Facilities for Switchgear Testing & Development, Facilities for transformer oil experiments, plus Relocation and expansion of thermal research centre at Nagpur, as well as setting up of new unit at Nasik and formation of Phasor Measurement Unit System and Smart Grid Research Laboratory, among others.

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Date:Jan 17, 2015
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