Union Ministry of Power has accorded principle approval of Rs 450 crore for the Rs 1,350-crore scheme aimed at the development and modernisation of power sector in Gurugram. An amount of Rs 272 crore has already been approved under the scheme.
This was disclosed by union minister of State for power, coal, new and renewable energy, Piyush Goyal while interacting with the media persons soon after the meeting with Chief Minister Manohar Lal in New Delhi late last evening. He said that commendable work has been done towards strengthening the power sector in Haryana.
In reply to a question, Manohar Lal said the process for the improvement in power sector would be continued in a planned manner and all out efforts would be made to achieve all the targets set by Ministry in this regard in a time bound manner.
Piyush Goyal said that the Aggregate Technical and Commercial losses in Haryana last year have only been 5 per cent. Apart from this, both the power production and distribution sectors in the State are running into profit. The power cuts in urban areas have been reduced up to the extant of 75 per cent, he added.
He said Haryana is the first state in the country to expedite the process of installation of smart meters. This year Haryana has set a target to reduce line losses up to 20 per cent, he said.
Earlier in the meeting, the chief minister and union minister Piyush Goyal discussed in detail various important issues regarding strengthening and modernisation of power sector in the State. Discussion were also held on various works so far been done in this direction. They also discussed the issue of purchase of coal.
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