Cabinet approves signing SAARC deal for regional power grid

Updated: Nov 21, 2014, 14:04 IST | IANS

Ahead of the SAARC summit next week to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet Thursday approved signing of the framework agreement for setting up a regional power grid

New Delhi: Ahead of the SAARC summit next week to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet Thursday approved signing of the framework agreement for setting up a regional power grid.

Cabinet approves signing SAARC deal for regional power grid
Narendra Modi

The SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation among the SAARC Member States to be signed at 18th SAARC Summit scheduled to be held at Kathmandu Nov 26-27 will enable greater cooperation in the power sector among SAARC countries, the power ministry said in a release here.

"The Agreement is expected to improve the power availability in the entire SAARC region. It would facilitate integrated operation of the regional power grid", the statement added.

 

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