The committee will be headed by Principal Secretary (Energy) on behalf of the state while Joint Secretary, Government of India, and Director (Finance) of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will be included as members, an official release said on Wedenesday.

The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting between Union Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday.

The committee will evaluate the thermal power plants. The objective is to increase the capacity of thermal power plants above 80 percent, the release said.

Holding discussions on a number of issues relating to power sector, Goyal said the Centre would extend all possible cooperation on matters important to Madhya Pradesh.

The CM brought to Goyal's notice the requirement of power during festive seasons, which the latter justified and assured that the demand will be fulfilled and NTPC will immediately start power supply to the state.

Goyal also said that additional electricity would be given to Madhya Pradesh from the Centre's unallocated quota for the Rabi season.

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