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Punjab proposes to give 7.19 pc share in BBMB project to HP in 15 yrs

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

has proposed to give its 7.19 per cent share of power from projects of (BBMB) in phased manner as part of the settlement of an inter-state dispute over share in power projects, a said today.

"has proposed that it will give Himachal its 7.19 per cent share of in BBMB power projects within a period of 15 years," said here.

However, he said that had not agreed to pay any financial liability as part of the arrears worked out by

Yesterday, in Chandigarh had said his government would raise the issue of its 7.19 per cent share in generated in power projects of BBMB.

has been demanding its share in electricity generated from BBMB power projects for long. In 2011, the had upheld the state's claim of 7.19 per cent share in BBMB power projects located in Himachal Pradesh's territory under the Punjab Reorganisation Act 1966.

The state had worked out over Rs 4,000 crore of arrears as per 7.19 per cent share which was to be paid by Punjab, and Earlier, its share in power projects was 2.50 per cent.

"We have good relations all states but we are talking about our share. Some progress has been made in this direction...We are planning to raise the issue of our claim with the states of Punjab, and We will raise our demand as per the SC directions. We will get this matter expedited," Thakur had told reporters here yesterday.

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First Published: Thu, April 19 2018. 18:35 IST