Chandigarh, Oct 4 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said the Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Plant, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 8,000 crore at Jhadli village in Jhajjar district, would prove a turning point in making Haryana number one state in the country.
The Chief Minister stated this while talking to media persons on helipad at Jhadli village after taking stock of the arrangements made for the 'Bijli rally' to be addressed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Mr Hooda maintained that it was necessary that sufficient power was made available to every citizen so that the state could make progress.
He said that keeping in view the power needs of the state, the government was giving top priority for the generation of power in the state.
He asserted that after the availability of sufficient power in the state, a number of industries would come up in the state, providing ample opportunities of employment.
The Chief Minister maintained that there was a great enthusiasm among the people towards the Bijli Rally as the longstanding demand of power was going to be solved with the new power project.
He said the people would have a golden opportunity to show their solidarity in the rally before Congress President Sonia Gandhi.