TS is rich, no power cuts: KCR – Power surplus by 2018

HYDERABAD: Claiming that Telangana is a rich state and will be power surplus by 2018, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today stated that efforts are being made to provide adequate power to agriculture, industries and domestic needs without any cuts.

Addressing a media conference here he said that the state will get 2000 MW power from Chhattisgarh soon and received a letter for supply of 500 mw from Kayankulam project of Kerala on Thursday. With existing 4300 mw power, the state will get 2300 mw hydro power and by end of 2015, Telangana will get 2000 mw and will give 12 hour supply to agriculture in 2017.

By 2018, Telangana will be power surplus state with 2000 mw to 3000 mw and will be ready sell to other states. Referring to 14thFinance Commission citing Telangana and Gujarat as rich states, he claimed that Telangana is a  rich state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured of steps to mitigate the problem through relaxation of FRBM norms which help us to get an additional Rs 10,000 crore  funds in addition to the existing allocation of Rs 14,000 crore,  he said.

The Centre through NITI Ayog has halved schemes to 66 from 122 and the states sought to reduce them further to implement own schemes, he said. KCR said that Telangana State is supplying power to seven mandals taken away by the AP Government post bifurcation.

He criticisedd his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu for denying power to TS from Krishnapatnam, Sileru and Hinduja projects. This was  a violation of the AP Reorganization Act and the Centre will help us get our share of investments if Naidu continued to deny power share,  he said.

The Chief Minister said judges appointment at districts will be done as per apex court direction. Stressing the need for design change in Pranahitha Chevella he said that there is a possibility to get more water from Almatti and Narayanpur via Mahabubnaagar as  Karnataka government was ready to offer water. “I will go to Karnataka for talks soon” he said.

KCR also found fault with opposition for trying to oppose every idea of the government including cleansing Hussain Sagar, shifting Secretariat and taking up new schemes. He sought to know whether any previous government had any plan to cleanse Sagar.  Referring to Yadagirigutta development he said that 800 acres were given to urban development authority. (NSS)

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