Haryana on Saturday received 500-megawatt (MW) power from Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Delhi under the banking arrangements made by the state.
Speaking at inaugural function of the Rajiv Gandhi Vidyut Sadan building at Cheeka of Kaithal district on Saturday, chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that the state had tied up 900 MW power from June 15 onwards from these states and Madhya Pradesh as the demand for electricity was likely increase after start of paddy sowing. In view of this 1,000 MW power had been arranged for the month of July, 2013 through banking, he said.
Hooda said that at present the demand of electricity was about 6000 MW in Haryana and it was likely to be 7,000 MW from June 15 to 30 and 8,000 MW in the month of July. The government had already made sufficient arrangements to meet the requirement of consumers, he added.
It was also decided by the government to supply electricity to agricultural tube well consumers for eight hours, industrial consumers for 20 hours, urban domestic consumers for 20 hours and to rural domestic consumers for 14 hours daily.
In view of scorching heat now the electricity was being supplied for more than eight hours to tube well consumers, over 23 hours to industrial category and urban domestic consumers and 14 hours to rural domestic consumers. Almost 30 % extra power had been supplied to the consumers during the last fortnight as compared to the corresponding period of last year, he added.