Chandigarh: The Centre on Friday said it will make efforts to help Punjab and Haryana draw full power from the grid after the states complained of problems in tapping electricity.
The states were amongst those blamed for over-drawing power, which led to the failure of three major transmission grids on July 30-31. However, the Punjab and Haryana state power corporations had denied the allegations.
"Punjab and Haryana have informed us today that they were not able to draw full power supply because of some technical prohibition imposed by the Union Power Ministry after the unprecedented grid failure. They say they are facing problems. We will make efforts to remove these prohibitions," Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said.
In the worst-ever power crisis, over half of the country's 1.2 billion population in 21 states went without electricity for several hours on July 30 and July 31 as three major transmission grids failed, bringing northern, eastern and north-eastern regions to a grinding halt.
It was for the first time that the three inter-state transmission networks -- Northern Grid, Eastern Grid and North-Eastern Grid -- tripped together.


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