India is going to supply additional 60 MW power from its ONGC-Tripura power plant to Bangladesh. Interacting with media last evening, Tripura Power Minister Manik Dey said, an agreement between the two sides is likely to be signed later this month.
He said, Bangladesh had earlier sought additional 100 MW power from OTPC’s Palatana plant and Tripura government also proposed to the Central government affirmatively. State Power Minister Manik De also, claimed that presently, there is no electricity crisis in the state.
India started supplying 500 MWs power to Bangladesh in 2013 after a deal was signed between India’s NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited and Bangladesh Power Development Board on 28 February, 2012. The deal was a follow-up of agreement inked during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited New Delhi in 2010.