INDIACSR News Network
Dhenkanal (Odisha): The GMR Group has extended its support to the victims of Cyclone Phailin by contributing Rs. 50 lakhs to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The cheque was formally handed over to the Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik, at the State Secretariat by Shri R.V. Sheshan, President & Director, GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (GKEL).
“We are grieved to witness the havoc created in Odisha in the wake of Cyclone Phailin and its aftermath,” Shri Sheshan said. “All the employees of the GMR Group in the country and abroad have made a token contribution to support the massive relief operations being undertaken by the State Government for the cyclone affected people of Odisha,” he added.
The GMR Group is establishing GKEL, the 3×350 MW coal-based thermal power plant at Kamalanga in Odisha’s Dhenkanal District. So far, GKEL has commissioned two units of 350 MW each, on April 30 and November 11, respectively, this year. Power produced from GKEL is being supplied to GRIDCO Limited in Odisha in line with the long-term Power Purchase Agreement. Besides Odisha, GKEL would supply power to Haryana, Bihar and other parts of the country.