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Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Haryana takes measures to supply adequate power to farmers

With a view to supply adequate power to farmers in Haryana during the ongoing paddy season, the Steering Committee for Power Planning of the state has taken short term and long term arrangements for procuring additional electricity.

Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary (Power) Ashok Lavasa in a meeting here directed the officials to ensure that electricity is supplied to tube wells and public water works strictly as per the schedule and adequate power is supplied to all sectors.

Under the short-term arrangements, the state would purchase around 84 to 138 lakh units daily during July, 126 lakh units per day during August and 163 lakh units daily during September from Uttarakhand, J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Referring to purchase of power on long-term basis, Lavasa said Haryana has entered into an agreement for supply of 24 MW share from Kehalgaon thermal power station located in eastern region.

The power from first unit of this project is likely to be available from August and that of the second and third unit from October and February 2009, respectively.

Consent has also been given to Power Trading Corporation to arrange 75 MW power on long term basis from Baglihar hydro power project in J&K.

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