Haryana to ensure enough power during summer, paddy season

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Chandigarh, Apr 18 (UNI) The Haryana government is taking various measures to procure electricity from all possible sources in order to ensure adequate power during the summer and coming paddy season.

In the first meeting of Steering Committee for Power Planning (SCPP) chaired by Mr Ashok Lavasa, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary (Power), the demand, availability, shortfall and arrangements to procure electricity from all possible sources were the main issues of discussion.

Giving details, a spokesman said here today the SCPP had been formed keeping in view the provisions of Electricity Act, 2003.

The state government has transferred the rights relating to procurement of electricity on long and short term from Haryana Power Generation Corporation to the state distribution companies, that is, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, with the financial year 2008-09.

The power trading business would be handled by distribution companies on a single buyer model and the functions of procuring power would be discharged by Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) under the supervision of SCPP.

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