New Delhi: Heavy industries and public enterprises minister Praful Patel on Wednesday said there is no immediate plan to divest government stake in power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel).

“As of now, there is no plan to disinvest in Bhel," he told reporters on the sidelines of the 4th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meet in the national capital.

“Last year there was a proposal (to bring the follow-on public offer) of Bhel, but we did not go for it because of power sector outlook," he added.

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