Monday, November 29, 1999

Now even hamlets in Haryana will get electricity

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Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Over 7,000 small hamlets across Haryana, with a population of 10 people or more, will be electrified this year, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced Saturday.Though the state claims 100 per cent electrification in all cities, towns and villages, scores of hamlets were deprived of electricity from rural domestic feeders. Instead, some of them were being fed electricity from agricultural feeders where the power supply was just for four to six hours.'The state government has decided to provide electricity to all the unelectrified dhanis (hamlets) with a population of over 10 people,' Hooda said, adding electric supply to them would be provided from rural domestic feeders instead of agriculture feeders at a cost of Rs.113 crore.After being connected to the new feeders, these hamlets will get power supply for 10 to 12 hours daily.Hooda said that there are a total of 7,258 such hamlets in the state.

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