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PM assures atomic power plant in Haryana

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Panipat, Apr 5 (UNI) Unfolding a package of development plans for Haryana, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the UPA government would consider setting up an atomic power plant at Kumharia in Fatehabad district and providing all assistance to Panchkula to make its infrastructure comparable to Chandigarh.

''As and when we move to the next phase of development of nuclear power, we will consider setting up an atomic power plant at Kumharia. We will also examine the possibility of making available additional power to Haryana from power projects in other states,Ғ Dr Singh said at a public meeting after laying the foundation stone of an elevated highway in this 'City of Wars.' ''We will also try to generate a consensus among states so that projects like the Kishau Dam can be taken up soon for the benefits of farmers of Haryana. All these measures will help reduce the power problem of the state,Ғ he announced in response to a damand to Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Dr Singh also assured all help to the state government for the setting up of a medical college in Panipat region in the memory of late astronaut Kalpana Chawla with the assistance of NASA.

Further, Panchkula would be given all necessary support for making its infrastructure comparable to Chandigarh which boasts all trappings of a world class city.

''I am keen that Haryana emerges as the Number One state in the country, and the Centre would provide requisite help in this pursuit,Ғ he said at the meeting, which was lustily cheered by the crowd.

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