On Friday, Haryana faced 112 lakh units power shortage

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Chandigarh, Sep 13 (UNI) The current shortage of power in Haryana is temporary and strenuous efforts are being made by the Haryana Power Utilities to arrange and supply maximum power to the consumers even if it means purchasing electricity at higher rates.

A spokesman said here today that the state needed about 1000 lakh units of electricity daily against the present availability of over 875 lakh units. There was a shortage of 112 lakh units of electricity in the state yesterday.

The Utilities had arranged nearly 72 lakh units of electricity at higher rates yesterday to meet the requirement of consumers.

He said that there was a minor technical problem in one generating unit of the 300 MW Yamunanagar thermal plant. The unit is expected to resume generation tomorrow.

In addition one unit of gas based plant at Faridabad is also out of order and is likely to regenerate electricity in 4-5 days.

On the other hand there is considerable demand of electricity in agriculture sector as the ongoing paddy season will last for one more month.

He also said that instructions had been issued to field officers to ensure minimum six hours supply daily to tubewells. They will also ensure that electricity supplied to public water works for minimum one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening. The industries would observe restrictions for 9 hours daily.

The supply would be restricted to urban and mixed urban feeders for five and a half hours daily. However, the supply will not be restricted for more than one hour during one time slot. Power supply to rural domestic consumers would be ensured upto 2300 hours.

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