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Northern states to discuss power woes with Moily on Monday

PTI  New Delhi, August 05, 2012
First Published: 13:46 IST(5/8/2012) | Last Updated: 14:04 IST(5/8/2012)

Eight northern states will discuss the issue of power woes with union power minister Veerapa Moily on Monday.

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Moily had last week called a meeting of chief ministers of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Rajasthan and Delhi after the country witnessed one of the worst-ever power crises on July 31 that hit lives of over 60 crore people.

"Some of the states have confirmed their participation while some are yet to confirm," a power ministry official said. 

Northern, Eastern and North-Eastern grids had collapsed on July 31 afternoon hitting power supply to 21 states.

The states affected included Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur and Assam, besides Union Territory of Chandigarh

The reason for grid failure is, however, yet to be ascertained.

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