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Haryana signs tripartite agreement for power

Written by: Staff
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Chandigarh, Mar 30 (UNI) The Union government has sanctioned Rs 48.48 crore under ''Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojna'' to the Rural Electrification Corporation for carrying out various power development works in Sonepat, Panipat, Rohtak and Karnal districts.

Giving details, an official spokesman said here today that a tripartite agreement for implementing the scheme in the state had been signed with the Rural Electrification Corporation, Haryana Government and the Haryana Power Utilities Nigam.

The scheme would cover as many as 1070 villages of these districts. There has been a provision of ninety per cent subsidy on the implementation of various schemes like improvement of power distribution system, installation of distribution transformers, erection of 11KV and other lines.

Under the agreement it has been planned to provide 49,198 domestic connections in the villages to the people living below poverty line. The connections would be provided free of cost to the applicants under the scheme and the Nigam would get hundred per cent subsidy for the purpose.

The spokesman said that 1437 KM long 11 KV lines and 368 KM long low tension lines would be erected and 937 distribution transformers would be installed under the scheme. The meters would also be installed on the distribution transformers.

With the completion of all these works there will be significant improvement in power distribution system of rural areas of these districts, he added.

The spokesman further stated the Nigam has given highest priority to the completion of these works. All major development works would be completed in a period of 12 months.

The schemes for the remaining districts including Panchkula, Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind and Jhajjar are under process and likely to be sanctioned shortly.

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