THE NATIONAL Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) of India is to explore the creation of joint ventures with state electricity boards as well as publicly-owned foreign utilities to meet its target of boosting capacity by 20,000 megawatts by 2012. Indian electricity minister, Suresh Prabhu has highlighted utilities like EDF, France, with whom the NTPC could explore joint ventures, adding that cooperation projects with utilities from neighbouring countries to India could be examined.

The power corporation has also been ...

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