The Centre has agreed to supply 800 MW of power from the Eastern Grid to Andhra Pradesh that is facing an unprecedented power crisis as a direct result of the ongoing indefinite general strike by Telangana protagonists.
The Haryana government, on the other hand, has also agreed to share 200 MW of power from its Jhajjar plant.
This follows an SOS from state chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Meanwhile, hectic consultations have begun in the Congress over the Telangana issue with the party determined to find an early solution to the contentious issue.
The possibility of the Congress Working Committee meeting to discuss the statehood issue is not being ruled out.
A senior functionary hinted at the Centre calling an all-party meet.
(With PTI & HTC inputs)