Nine-hour power supply to agriculture sector: KCR
HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao today directed the officials to ensure uninterrupted nine-hour power supply to agriculture sector for second crop – next Kharif. He held a review meeting on power availability, future needs and growing demand for power, need for additional production and new power plant at the Camp Office here.
Rao confirmed the name of “Yadadri Power Plant” to be constructed at Damaracharla in Nalgonda district. He reiterated that he would lay a foundation stone for this prestigious Yadadri Power Plant shortly.
The officials should take every step to provide adequate power to the farm sector on priority basis to sustain the crops, he said. Directing the officials to take measures on power production and demand supply gap, Rao said that 4320 mw power is available in Telangana State.
The chief minister gave a pat to electricity officials for their efforts as per the government’s priorities and keeping in view the expectations of the people. With additional production of power from various power plants and sources, the state will have about 7000 mw power by next March, he stated.
He also made it clear that the state will not have any power shortfall in 2016 and will be power surplus by 2018. The officials should supply nine-hour power to the farmers for next season crops, Rao directed.
The state will get power from various sources including – 150 tmc from Jajjar of NTPC, 290 tmc through CGS, 810 tmc from Gayathri Power Plant, 600 tmc from KTPC Bhupalapally, 1200 tmc from Singareni. (NSS)