Chandigarh, May 29 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the state government was purchasing power at the rate of Rs nine per unit from the other states to meet the demand of agriculture and other sectors so that the development of the state could not hamper due to paucity of power.
These views were expressed by the Chief Minister while addressing a huge gathering after laying the foundation stone of Technical Training School of the Haryana Vidhyut Parsharan Nigam to be constructed at a cost of Rs 23 crore at Panchkula today.
Mr Hooda asserted that power was necessary for the development of the industries, agriculture and other sectors and efforts were on by the state government to generate 5000 additional MW of power in the state.
He said for this purpose a number of projects had been initiated and were in the pipeline. Two units of Deen Bandhu Chotu Ram Thermal Power Plant Yamuna Nagar had already started generation power, he added.
Besides, the work on Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant, Khedar and Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Plant, Jhadli was also on full swing.
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