KCR orders ample power for farm sector

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has instructed officials to ensure adequate power supply to farm sector to meet the demand during the present Rabi season. He wanted the officials to make arrangements to withstand the demand for 10,000 MW. On the increase in demand for the power due to the increase in cultivation of land during the Rabi season, the Chief Minister spoke to Genco, Transco CMD D Prabhakar Rao.

The CMD has informed the CM that there is a demand for 8500 MWs per day and the demand may increase to 9,500 MW next month, but yet the department is ready to supply the power and meet the demand. Responding to this, the CM said, ‘We have received good rains. Due to Mission Kakatiya there is water in abundance in the tanks. There is an increase in the ground water table to about 8 metres. Under Rabi there is a record cultivation that is taking place. Bore wells are being used to the maximum extent. There is more demand for the power supply now.”

Earlier, the demand for power supply used to be in the range of 2500-3000 MW daily, but this Rabi season, the demand has gone up to 4500 MWs and it may escalate to 5000 MW by next month. The total demand may increase to 10,000 MW. Besides providing adequate water supply to the farm sector, measures will be taken to supply power without any interruption to the industry, domestic sectors in the coming summer.

– NSS

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