Haryana to become power surplus by 11-end

Written by fe Bureau | Chandigarh | Updated: Jan 30 2010, 04:30am hrs
Come 2010 end and Haryana would be self-sufficient in power and a year later, it would be in a position to provide electricity to other states, chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Thursday. We have been focusing on making Haryana self-sufficient in power. While 600-mw Yamunanagar project has already started power generation, other projects are also coming up fast. The state government also has decided to celebrate the current year as Urja Varsh to lay focus of generation of power in the state. Hooda said as a result of concerted efforts being made to increase generation of power, there would not be any shortage of power by year-end. A 600-mw Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant, Yamunanagar has already started functioning.