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Hooda to visit Bhutan; to raise issue of hydro power project

Publish Date: 09 Dec 2012, 11:56 AM
Last Updated: 10 Dec 2012, 08:56 AM
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Hooda to visit Bhutan on December 14
Hooda to visit Bhutan on December 14

Chandigarh: To meet the growing energy requirement of the state, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will visit Bhutan next week to take up the issue of setting up of a hydro power project for the state.
Efforts are being made to solve the power problem permanently with the hydro power project, said Virender, Political Advisor to the Chief Minister.
Hooda will visit Bhutan on December 14.
Haryana has proposed to buy 2,000 MW power from Bhutan and a formal agreement in this regard with Bhutanese government would be signed during Hooda's Bhutan visit from December 14 to 16.
Steps have also been taken to set up a 2,800 MW Nuclear Power Plant at Gorakhpur in Fatehabad at a cost of Rs 23,502 crore, Virender said in a release.
If in future the state had to face the scarcity of coal, carefully planned Nuclear Power Plant would serve the purpose, he added.
The Political Advisor said although it was a fact that for setting up a nuclear power plant and a hydro power plant much time was needed and these could not generate power before the ensuing Vidhan Sabha polls, yet the chief minister had taken a bold step without any selfish motive for the benefit of future generations.
He said during the last seven-and-a-half years, four thermal power plants have been set up in the state.
Virender also criticised the opposition parties by asking them to reveal steps taken by them for development of the state.
They did not set up even a single new power plant, he alleged, adding that no government medical college or medical university was also established by them.
While during the Congress regime, four government medical colleges and AIIMS-II has also set up, he said.


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