New Delhi: In order to meet the growing power demand in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Haryana government has sought for additional allocation of electricity from the Central government.

Attending the National Conference for State Energy Ministers, Haryana’s Minister for Power Ajay Singh Yadav said NCR occupies a large portion of his state and power demands were growing in the region.

To meet the power demands, the state government has proposed to set up a 1500 mw gas based power plant in Faridabad and has urged the Union Power Minister to allocate required gas for the plant.

“The plant can produce the desired quantity of electricity only if the required gas is allocated to the state,” he added. Yadav also raised the demand for sufficient coal for the Hisar Thermal Power Plant and Sonepat Power Plant.

“Haryana does not have natural resources like coal and gas due to which the Centre should allocate more electricity from the Central Sector projects,” he added.

In the view of the growing agricultural and industrial power demand, the state government has also prepared a proposal to generate an addition 5, 000 mw.

Yadav said the transmission system has also been strengthened by investing Rs 2, 300 crore.

Under the PPP model, two sub stations of 400 kv each have been set up in Kabulpur and Deepalpur which are one-of-its kind project.

Meanwhile, he said the state government has also taken a decision in principle to involve Panchayats in collection of electricity bills in rural areas.

“Special police stations are likely to be set up soon to check theft of power and water,” said Yadav.

(JPN/Bureau)