Rohtak, Nov 18 (UNI) The Haryana Government has drawn up an ambitious plan to further strengthen the transmission and distribution network of electricity of district Rohtak under which a sum of Rs 80 crore would be spent during the next 18 months.
This was stated by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda while inaugurating a Rs 2.88 crore 33 kv Sub Station at Baniyani constructed by the Uttar Haryana Bijali Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) near here.
He said that there is a fourteen percent growth in power load every year in Haryana due to rapid industrialisation and urbanisation. Plans have been made to bridge the gap of demand and power supply for which top most priority had been given to the power sector, he added.
He said that the shortage of electricity would be less if people come forward and use energy efficient electrical gadgets. The Government of India has specially set up the Energy Efficiency Bureau (EEB) which recommends these gadgets after proper tests and verification.
The use of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) can minimise the gap of demand and supply, he added.
The Chief Minister also said that the pace of releasing new tubewell connections to the applicants has been speeded up in the interest of farmers. Power Utilities had given an opportunity to the consumers to voluntarily declare their unauthorized load, he added.
The load shall be regularised without penalty upto November 30, he pointed out. Similarly, the last chance had been given to domestic and tubewell consumers of rural areas to avail the benefit of electricity bills waiver scheme, he added.