Efforts on to provide additional power to Maharashtra: Shinde

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Pune, Nov 24 (UNI) Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today tried to pacify Maharashtra on power shortage and said efforts were being made to provide additional power from the neighbouring state.

Speaking at an award function, organised by Fergusson College here, Mr Shinde said the whole country was facing the crisis and urged the state government to use its own resources through proper planning to deal with growing electricity problem.

In the Tenth Five Year Plan, the target of electricity production was 56,000 MW, while in the Eleventh Plan it has been extended to 92,000 MW, he pointed out.

Mr Shinde said his Ministry was trying to help the state in the wake of the crises, aggravated due to temporary closure of two plants in the state due to coal shortage.

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