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KCR reviews power crisis in Telangana

Thu 26th Jun 2014 09:54 AM
KCR reviews power crisis in Telangana
KCR reviews power crisis in Telangana

To overcome the Power deficiency and to meet the challenges of power crisis, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has instructed the officials of department of Energy to draw up short term and long term plans.     

The Chief Minister reviewed the Power situation in the state against the background of power crisis due to the intentional mischief created by Andhra Pradesh GENCO. He elicited the opinion of officials as to the existing power position and the inadequacy of power supply to the farmers and said the government if required has to buy power from neighboring states to overcome the crisis.

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Kcr has asked the officials to enquire about the availability of power in other states for sale to Telangana along with the costs, and work out the plan in this regard. He said that when the state is in crisis, let the neighbor States come to the rescue of the state. If required he said he would personally talk to the Chief Ministers of the concerned states like Karnataka. He mentioned that, the present crisis is of two types, one created by Andhra Pradesh and the other due to drought.

As a short term measure, the Chief Minister has asked the officials to workout a plan of action to overcome the crisis by purchasing the power from available sources including that of private. The Chief Minister also indicated to have a tie up with states that have rich coal reserves like Chattisgarh. The Chief Minister said to draw of transmission lines from Chattisgarh in to the state through Wardah.

The Chief Minister is likely to visit Chattisgarh in couple of days to personally talk to Chattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh and explore the possibilities of purchasing power from them.

Chief Secretary Rajeev Sharma, Prl Secretary to Chief Minister N Narsing Rao, Prl Secy. Energy Suresh Chanda, Telangana Southern Power Corporation MD Syed Rizvi and AP GENCO CMD Prabhakar Rao attended the review meeting.