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    Haryana to buy 2000 MW power from Bhutan

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    Haryana in a bid to resolve the power crunch has now approached overseas partner to supply power. Haryana has asked Bhutan to provide 2,000 MW of hydel power to the state. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would lead a high-level delegation of power utilities department to Bhutan from Dec 14 to 16 for talks on the power purchase, Haryana Power Minister Ajay Singh Yadav. The mission is to provide alternatives of power generation needed to be sought to meet increasing future demands. Hydel power is available at cheaper rates as compared to coal-based power plants,” he added. Yadav said that the rates of the power would be as per the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) that would be signed between the two countries during Hooda’s visit. Successful signing of MoU will ensure uninterrupted power supply of 14 to 20 hours to the rural consumers in the state. Besides, Haryana government is also exploring the possibilities of purchasing hydel power from Arunachal Pradesh in the future, he said.

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