Chandigarh, June 20- Haryana government would soon formulate a policy under which consumers of rural, urban and agriculture sector would get sufficient power supply.
This was disclosed by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal while interacting with media persons after a meeting on power reforms here today.
He said that although the state has surplus power yet in summers the load increases with growing demand and the present infrastructure finds it difficult to meet the increasing load. Therefore, the state government is also formulating a policy to strengthen the existing infrastructure.
He said that a study group has been formed to review the power situation in the state. he said that suggestions were sought for power reforms and these would soon be implemented. Also, as promised, duration of power supply to consumers would be increased. He also appealed to consumers to timely pay their electricity bills as power supply involves a lot of expenditure and it is required to be recovered.
Speaking on the theft of power, the Chief Minister said that some people do not take electricity connections, but make theft of power.Therefore they would be asked to take regular power connection.
In a reply to a question concerning non-disbursement of compensation for damaged crops in some villages, he said that there are three districts in the state where people of 40-42 villages have not taken compensation. Therefore, they have been given time to get their compensation from their concerned tehsildar. He said that action was being taken from wherever complaints related to compensation have been received.