Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will dedicate the 3,000 MW Talcher Super Thermal Power Station - the country's largest power station - to the nation in Orissa on Monday.
Singh, who is visiting the eastern state for the first time as prime minister, will arrive Monday on a two-day trip. The Talcher power station, situated in Angul district, has six 500 MW units with an installed capacity of 3,000 MW.
The project, developed by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), would supply power to eastern and southern regions of the country, said a NTPC release.
The prime minister is to arrive at state capital Bhubaneswar Monday morning and fly to Talcher to dedicate the power station.
He would return to Bhubaneswar in the afternoon. He is to later lay the foundation of the proposed National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) here.
On Tuesday, Singh is slated to visit Bolangir district and also Sunabeda in Koraput district and also meet collectors there.
Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place for Singh's visit.