Local parliamentarian Deepender Singh Hooda on Tuesday launched the zero power cut scheme at Badhsa village of Jhajjar district on the pattern of urban areas.
Badhsa is the third village in the state and first under the jurisdiction of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) to get round-the-clock power supply. The other two villages are Chirod and Singhrana of Hisar district that come under the jurisdiction of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN).
"Power supply will be available for 22 to 24 hours in nearly 1,000 villages of the state by year-end," the MP told a public gathering. Realising the basic necessities of people, efforts had been made to make Haryana self-reliant in the power sector, Deepender said.
He said four power plants had been built in Yamunanagar, Khedar (Hisar), Jharli (Jhajjar) and Khanpur Khurd (Jhajjar), while the fifth major project of an atomic power plant was being built in Fatehabad district. Crediting the state government with the rise in power generation capacity, the Congress leader said that from independence up to 2005, one power plant was set up in the state.
Power distribution corporation chairperson and managing director Devender Singh, Badli legislator Naresh Sharma, district Congress committee president Anand Sagar and former minister Dhir Pal were among those present.