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For the first time, India becomes net exporter of power: Govt

New transmission lines with Bangladesh and Myanmar helped India sell more, the government said

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India has become a net exporter of electricity for the first time, the power ministry said on Wednesday, adding that upcoming cross-border transmission lines with neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar will only increase sales. April-February power exports of around 5,798 million units were 4 per cent higher than what India bought from Bhutan, which has been a steady supplier of hydro-electricity to the country since the eighties. New transmission lines with Bangladesh and Myanmar helped India sell more, the government said. Known for its crippling ...

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First Published: Wed, March 29 2017. 11:58 IST
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