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Haryana to commission 215 new power sub-stations in three years

Oct 26, 2015 16:15 IST

Haryana Government on 25 October 2015 announced that it planned to commission 215 additional sub-stations of various capacities to reduce transmission and distribution (T & D) losses.

These new facilities will be deployed by 2018 and are in addition to some of the recent initiatives taken by state and Union Governments to improve power supply in the state. The state government's inititatives are

• Initiative to augment 418 existing sub-stations and putting in place 3171 kilometre transmission and distribution lines by 2018.
• Mhara Gaon - Jagmag Gaon scheme was launched in 1 July 2015, to provide 15 hour uninterrupted power supply from the existing 12 hours in rural areas.
• Gave in-principle approval to develop a Smart Power Grid in Gurgaon at estimated cost of 7000 crore rupees with the help of Union Government.
• In-principle approval was given to phase out four old and inefficient units of the Panipat thermal power station and replace them with a new 800-MW Supercritical Unit.

Union Government initiatives

• The Union Government approved a sum of 316 crore under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana for development of power sector infrastructure in rural areas.

• Around 390 crore rupees were granted to the state under the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) for strengthening of the distribution system in urban areas.

• The Kalyanpur-Badalpara coal mine was allocated to Haryana that had been under the joint control of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The coal from this mine will be utilized for setting up 800 MW unit at Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram thermal power plant in Yamunanagar district.

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