Haryana govt to waive surcharge on private power generation

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Faridabad, Feb 3 (UNI) Haryana Power Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala said that there was a possibility of generating about 300 MW of power in Faridabad and Gurgaon through private generator system and the State Government would give benefit of waiving the surcharge on the same.

The Power Minister informed this while addressing the mediapersons after presiding over the monthly meeting of the District Public Relations and Grievances Committee at the Faridabad Nagar Nigam Auditorium today.

Replying to a question he said that the problem of the scarcity of power also prevailed in most states of the country. Besides scarcity of rains and excessive cold there are some natural and geographical reasons of this problem, he added.

He said that due to these reasons quantity of water decreased in the hydel power projects which affected the generation in the power plants.

Mr Surjewala said that the present State Government was committed to set up power plants for generating about 5000 MW of additional power by spending an amount of about Rs 24,000 crore. The state is getting 2800 MW through its thermal and hydel power projects while the existing demand and consumption of power is about 5000 MW.

The state government had taken a decision today to purchase 150 MW of power at a costly rate of Rs 8.25 per unit from the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Uttar Pradesh Power Plant at Dadri.

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