Electricity/Power Ananth Kumar has favoured creating a dedicated power plant for Bangalore with a generation capacity of 5000 MW to meet the growing electricity requirements of the city. He has been instrumental in the project for setting up a gas-based power plant of 1,400 MW at Bidadi. As the Chief Patron of his NGO Adamya Chetana, Shri AnanthKumar promotes the use of alternate energy i.e., Swadeshi fuel made out of agricultural waste to cook Mid- day meal for 70,000 school children. As a Member of Parliament, he has assisted various research groups on energy conservation as well as for promoting renewable energy. Has been pushing for Solar power purchase from public by BESCOM etc.