Bhutan to help Haryana cut energy gap

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 03:56 hrs

p&lsquoThe land of Thunder Dragon&rsquo&mdash Bhutan &mdashwould come to the rescue of Haryana helping it meet its power shortageppHaryana Power Minister Ajay Singh Yadav today said Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would be visting Bhutan in connection with the purchase of 2000 Mw of hydel power a step aimed to make the state free of any power shortage in the coming timesppThe Haryana Chief Minister is expected to visit Bhutan from December 14 -16 While talking to media persons here today Ajay Singh Yadav said though coal-based power plants were operational in the State but keeping in view the limited resources of coal and increasing rate of power other alternatives of power generation needed to be sought to meet increasing future demandsppAlready senior officers of Haryana Power Utilities had already visited Bhutan and have interacted with them at official level The rates of the power would be as per the MoU to be signed between the two countriesppAccording to Yadav Haryana is also mulling purchasing hydel power from Arunachal Pradesh in the future He said that the power plants of Yamunanagar and Khedar had restarted power generationppHe said that continuous efforts were being made to prevent power theft for which eight special police stations had been set up in the State and about 2000 such cases had been caughtppHe said that power utilities were also encouraging the people to pay off their electricity bills on time Capt Ajay Singh Yadav had appealed the people to join hands with the government to prevent power theftp

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