Over two lakh BPL families to get free power in Haryana
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 03, 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 03, 2010, 20:46

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