Hooda for mutual cooperation between Haryana and HP

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Shimla, Jun 29 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said Haryana and Himachal would gain immensely from mutual cooperation between the two states in the field of power generation and tourism.

The change of government in Himachal Pradesh has no effect on its relations with the state and the two would gain due to mutual cooperation, he told mediapersons here.

Mr Hooda was here to participate in the closing ceremony of installation of district governor of Rotary International district 3,090.

He stressed the need for constructing Renuka, Kisau and Lakhbar Vyasi Dams on priority basis so that power and water could be made available through these dams to Himachal, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Replying to a question, he said both the states stand to gain from mutual cooperation in the fields of power generation and tourism.

''Tourists visiting Pinjore are also coming to Shimla and in this way both states were earning revenue, Mr Hooda, who would call meet Himachal Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, said''.

In reply to a question as to how much power Haryana was getting from the state, the Chief Minister said Haryana was getting power as per its need and it was not possible to quantify the amount it was getting.

He said he had great love and affection for Shimla as he had visited the town on numerous occasions during his childhood when his father Ranbir Singh was a minister in the undivided Punjab.

Earlier, addressing the Rotarian called upon them to take a solemn pledge to serve the humanity with a missionary zeal.

He said that the assembly was being hosted by Rotary Club Sirsa Midcity and about 300 representatives of three states from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

''A man should ask his conscious whether the work he was going to do was right or wrong.'' MORE UNI AS HS MMS1932

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