Chandigarh: Haryana Power Minister Ajay Singh Yadav on Thursday said state farmers would not face any shortage of power supply during the paddy sowing season and if needed, the power would be purchased from other states.

The minister told reporters that there has been a shortage of power supply due to some technical problems in the power plants and increased demand in the summer.

The technical faults in power plants of Yamuna Nagar, Khedar and Jhajjar have led to this shortage. He said that by June 30, these technical faults in the power plants would be fixed.

To meet the needs of the farmers during paddy season, the Government is trying to purchase 250 MW of electricity from West Bengal and 250 MW from Adani Group, he added.

While answering a question regarding hike in the petrol price, he said that devaluation of rupee has resulted in increase in the price of crude oil in international market.

He said that the decision regarding the price of petrol is not in the hands of government but it could control the prices of diesel, cooking gas and kerosene and their prices have not been increased.

He said that the price of petrol in Haryana is less as compared to other States. The state government has already reduced VAT on petroleum products.


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