Only last February, a confident Haryana had written to the Power Ministry to reallocate its share in a joint venture project, Aravali Power, to needy states since Haryana itself “would soon be powe

With the shutting down of six thermal units in four thermal power plants, the power crisis has aggravated, leading to unscheduled cuts ranging between three and eight hours daily.

Chandigarh: Attempt aimed at ensuring safety and environmental standards at Panipat and Yamunanagar plants

With the aim of augmenting availability of electricity in Haryana, the state government is undertaking short, medium and long term measures to be self-reliant in power within the next few years. These include commissioning of its three major thermal power projects at Yamuna Nagar, Jhajjar and Hisar which will generate about 3,300 mw of electricity; contracting power from various projects outside the state for 4,000 mw and generating power through bidding process under case I of tariff policy to the tune of 2,000 mw.

In a setback to the state government, a report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) has held the government responsible for the delay in the commissioning of two units of 300 MW each of the Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant, Yamunanagar, and for causing a loss of Rs 622 crore to the state.

Yamunanagar: The two major thermal plants of the state - the Yamunanagar-based Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Project of 600 MW and the Super Thermal Plant, Panipat, of 1360 MW - have come under the category of super critical stage due to shortage of coal in the stock for these plants.