Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday dedicated to the nation third unit of Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project at Jharli here in Haryana.

The Jharli Plant, a joint venture of Delhi and Haryana Governments, has been set up by National Thermal Power Corporation at a cost of over Rs.8,500 crore. The first unit of this 1,500 MW Plant started operating in March 2011 and second in April last.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Scindia announced that two more units of 660 MW each will be established at Jharli, thereby enhancing the power generation capacity of Haryana. In near future, Haryana would not only be self-sufficient in power, but become a power surplus State, said Mr. Scindia.

“In 2005, the State had only one power plant at Panipat. My Government set up four new power plants and the power generation capacity of the State has now gone up from 1,587 MW to 5,800 MW. The power generation capacity of the State from all sources has enhanced from 4,033 MW to 9,839 MW,” said Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Delhi Energy Minister Haroon Yusuf, Haryana Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal, former Speaker of Haryana and Beri MLA Raghubir Singh Kadiyan were also present at the event.