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Over two lakh BPL families to get free power in Haryana

Last Updated: Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 20:46

Sirsa: Over 2,36,913 free power connections
will be provided to families living Below Poverty Line in
Haryana, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday said.

Of these, over one lakh BPL connections have already been
released, Hooda said addressing public meetings at village
Panihari and Shahuwala in the district where he also
inaugurated a 33 KV power sub-station.
The connections are being provided to BPL families under
the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana at an estimated
cost of Rs 240 crore, he said.

He said the state government will ensure that no eligible
candidate is left out of the BPL list.

However, he also said steps would be taken to see to it
that ineligible candidates are struck off the list.

He said there would be no shortage of electricity in
Haryana next year as the power generating projects under
construction are coming up fast.
People would get power supply for 20 to 22 hours daily
from next year, he said.

He said the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and the
Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam had comprehensive plan of Rs
300 crore to strengthen power transmission and distribution
system in Sirsa district.

Hooda also launched several developmental projects
costing over Rs 49 crore in the district amid a bandh call by
INLD`s local unit.

However, the bandh call against the state government`s
alleged indifference to Sirsa did not evoke much of a response
with the CM visiting the district.


First Published: Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 20:46
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