Haryana, Uttrakhand to have joint hydro power projects

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Chandigarh, Sept 15 (UNI) Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that Haryana and Uttrakhand will jointly explore the possibilities of hydro power projects to meet the shortage of electricity.

While talking to mediapersons at Musoorie, Mr Hooda said that Haryana has good relations with Uttrakhand and although there was BJP government in the state, there would no problem in setting up joint power projects. He disclosed that he would discuss the issue with the Uttrakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri.

He said that both states would take steps which would be in the larger interest of the people.

He said that while in the winter season, Haryana supplys power to Uttrakhand, in the summer season it was reverse.

Regarding the Ram Setu issue, Mr Hooda said that the entire Congress party should not be blamed for the mistake of a person. He said that it was the Congress Government which rectified the mistake in time.

In reply to a question on declining sex ratio, Mr Hooda said that stringent measures had been taken to check female foeticide and Haryana was the first state where a doctor had been convicted for this crime. As a result of the various steps taken by the state government, the sex ratio had improved, he added.


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