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thermal generating capacity of West Bengal till 1990. The hydel schemes including Bhutan's Chukha Project, which is supposed to supply power to West Bengal, Bihar and Assam, are no solution to West Bengal's problem. The shortfall in meeting peak demand of 4,485 MW is estimated to be 2.780 MW in 1994-95. If Santaldih's fourth unit runs properly, the shortfall can be reduced but it can never be pushed below the level of 2,489 MW according to SEB officials. Even the most optimistic estimates put the shortfall at 746 MW in 1984-85 and 989 MW in 1989-90. According to the SEB, 'The staggering shortfall in generation in West Bengal cannot be met unless the work for installation of a 2,000 MW power station in south Bengal is started by 1982-83 over and above immediate sanction of North Bengal Thermal Power Station (240 MW) and extension to Santaldih Thermal Power Station". That is quite simple to ask for the moon.

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