The Union Ministry of Power has allocated another 75 MW of power from its unallocated quota to Haryana with immediate effect, the Haryana Power, Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala, said here on Friday.
In July, the State was allocated 100 MW of power from this pool. Mr. Surejwala said that there was an unprecedented growth in demand of electricity due to scanty rains, scorching heat, humid weather conditions and paddy season.
Although the average daily requirement of electricity had gone up to 1,200 lakh units, the availability through long-term and short-term arrangements was around 1,150 lakh units. The Minister said the State would get 50 MW of power from Madhya Pradesh through trading agency and 85 MW from Chhatisgarh through Power Trading Corporation (PTC) from Friday onwards, which was discontinued due to closure of generating units for the last ten days.
The State has also made short term power procurement arrangements to meet the requirement of consumers which include 632 MW from Himachal and 250 MW from Gujarat.