State to Buy 850 MW of Power

The State government will buy 850 MW of power for two months from March 1 to mitigate the power shortage in the State, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa announced in Bangalore on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference, Yeddyurappa said the gap between the demand and supply of power exceeded nine million units per day as on Tuesday.While the present demand in the State was 134 million units per day, the supply was 125 mu, he pointed out.

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