Punjab urges Modi to allow it to sell surplus power to Nepal, Pakistan

CHANDIGARH: As the power deficit in Pakistan is in the range of 35 per cent, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support in allowing the State government to sell its surplus power to Pakistan or Nepal in the economic interest of the cash-crunched state.

Pointing to the 1,000 MW surplus power availability in Punjab after meeting its internal demand, Amarinder said sale of power to neighbouring Pakistan, or Nepal as the case may be, would save the citizens of the state from the burden of any extra taxes, and also save the electricity consumers from the extra burden of fixed cost of power generating units.

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