Naidu Asks Officials to Expedite Power Projects
- 16000 MW more in next 5 years
Hyderabad, December 26: Keeping in view of the future requirements of power due to expected huge investments in AP from various National and International agencies and rapid development of the State, N. Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, has emphasized the need to work out modalities to expedite the construction of power projects to meet the increasing demand which is expected to be around 15 per cent.
While giving green signal for taking up of this gigantic programme of realizing the targeted new generation capacity of around 15,869 MW in the next five years, the CM directed officials to work round the clock for achieving the ultimate goal of providing quality, reliable, affordable “Power For All (24 x 7)” in a sustainable manner.
The Chief Minister, who reviewed the present status of the upcoming power projects and requirements of power in future with IYR Krishna Rao, Chief Secretary to Govt, G Sai Prasad, Secretary to CM, Ajay Jain, Secretary, Energy, K Vijayanand, MD/APGENCO & CMD/APTRANSCO (FAC), said that he has envisaged vision 2020 while he was chief minister earlier and now contemplating the Vision – 2029 for all round development of the State.
Naidu said that when he took reins in June, 2014, the state was reeling under severe power deficit with daily shortage of 22 MU, ‘we have taken several proactive steps and brought down the deficit to ‘zero’ within four months’.
Naidu said that the present Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is giving top priority to the state of Andhra Pradesh in all Central Government schemes including Power For All (24X7), has shown a gesture by allocating the 4000 MW NTPC plant to AP at Pudimadaka in the district of Visakhapatnam. (NSS)