The Haryana government has earmarked Rs 2924 crore for power generation and strengthening and improving the power distribution and transmission system during the current financial year so that more electricity is available in the state.
This was announced by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday while addressing a gathering after inaugurating a 66 KV sub-station at Saunda that was built at a cost of Rs 3.20 crore.
With the commissioning of the sub-station, 12,300 electricity consumers of Saunda and 12 adjoining villages including domestic, non domestic and tubewell connections would be benefited.
Hooda said that directions had been given to the Haryana power utilities to ensure eight hours of power supply to the agriculture sector.
He said that during the last 15 months, as many as 25 sub- stations had been set up and the capacity of 93 sub-stations had been augmented besides erection of 464 km of transmission lines at of cost of Rs 141 crore.
During this period, 8,950 new transformers had also been installed.
Hooda maintained that efforts were on to generate more power in the state and to cope with the increasing demand, about 5,000 MW more power will be generated during next three to four years.