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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Northeast asks centre to reduce gas prices

The northeastern states have urged the central government to reduce the prices of natural gas being used in various thermal power projects of the region, a Tripura minister said here Sunday.
The power ministers of the seven northeastern states met union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora in New Delhi last week and told them that unless the government reduces the gas price, the people of the northeast would be burdened with heavy electricity tariff.“Over 48 percent of the total electricity is generated from the gas-based thermal power projects in the northeastern region,” Tripura Power and Transport Minister Manik Dey told reporters.

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