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State wants power, so water can flow

THE STATE government on Monday said that it had no intention to create water crisis in Delhi, but the Central Government should also understand UP?s power problem. The government said that efforts would be made to provide adequate water to Delhi.

india Updated: May 23, 2006 01:18 IST

THE STATE government on Monday said that it had no intention to create water crisis in Delhi, but the Central Government should also understand UP’s power problem. The government said that efforts would be made to provide adequate water to Delhi.

Talking to newsmen here on Monday, PWD Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav, who also holds Energy portfolio, said that as against the UP’s enhanced demand of 600 MW power, the Centre had given only 50 MW. Yadav said that the Samajwadi Party (SP), after consulting its ally, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), had agreed to release water for Sonia Vihar and its requirement in future would also be fulfilled. But there should be reciprocate gesture from the Centre on power front.

He said the State had been making efforts to solve power problem but at the moment the Centre should come out with helping hand. Yadav said that if the AICC president Sonia Gandhi had sympathy for the State, there would have been no power crisis in the State.

The Centre had been providing adequate power supply to other states, he commented. He said that Paricha unit of 210 mw would soon commence production that would considerably help solve the problem. Besides, the State had entered into a negotiation with Japan for completion of Annapara D power project.

Yadav said that the SP, which held district office-bearers’ meeting on Monday, chalked out plan to hold one-day agitation at the district headquarters against the UPA government’s failure to control rising prices of essential commodities in the first week of June. Similarly, under awareness drive from next month the party leaders, including ministers, would be meeting the people at the block level to solve their problems.

He said district officers would also attend these meetings with the ministers.
The party had also planned one-week special membership drive from June 1 to 7. He said moves were afoot to strengthen the organisation at the assembly booth-level. About the local bodies election Yadav said decision would be taken soon.