Fatehabad, Sep 21 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said his government had taken effective steps to generate power and criticised the previous governments for doing little to increase the power generation in the state.
''The earlier governments did not take any interest in increasing generation of power while we have taken effective steps to generate power,'' the Chief Minister said while addressing a public meeting at Tohana.
The first unit of 300 MW capacity of Yamunanagar Thermal Power Plant would be commissioned on November 1 and second unit of an equal capacity in February, 2008. The work was in full swing to set up 1200 MW power plant at village Khedar.
He said that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi would visit Haryana on October 7 to lay the foundation stone of 1500 MW power plant at Jhajjar.
With the commissioning of new power projects, 5000 MW of additional power would be generated and the consumers in rural areas would get power supply for 20 to 22 hours. He reiterated the commitment of his government to make Haryana No 1 state in all spheres of development.
Mr Hooda said an analysis conducted by an independent agency had showed that Haryana ranked No 1 in the country with per capita investment of Rs 78,500.
He said that according to the Planning Commission Haryana also had the highest per capita income among all the states, except the small state of Goa.