Ensure 9-hr Power Supply to Farmers in Kharif: KCR

Chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao has directed the officials to ensure nine-hour uninterrupted power to farmers during day time in the ensuing Kharif season.

At a review meeting on power sector at his camp office here on Friday, Rao said the existing installed capacity of power would be increased by another 4,600 MW from the present 4,445 MW by the end of 2016. “Plan and execute works accordingly to achieve this target,” the chief minister directed power utility officials.

Rao said the 600 MW Bhupalapally power plant would be launched on January 5. Another 1,200 MW power would be made available by April from the Jaipur power plant of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), the officials informed the chief minister.

The officials told Rao that the 1,000 MW power, purchased by the state government from Chhattisgarh government, would flow to the state by the end of this year. Another 800 MW solar power would be available by April, the officials said.

By the end of 2016, another 2,000 MW solar power would be available for the state. By the end of 2016, the state would add another 4,600 MW power.

Rao directed the officials to expedite the works of power plants taken up by BHEL. The chief minister reiterated his target that by 2018, the state should have 25,000 MW installed capacity and directed the officials to work in that direction.

Power’ful’ TS

■ Existing installed capacity 4,445 MW

■ State to add another 4,600 MW by year end

■ By 2018, the installed capacity to be 25,000 MW.

■ Bhupalpally 600 MW to be available on Jan 5.

■ Jaipur plant to add 1,200 MW in April, 800 MW solar power to be available in April

■ Chhattisgarh power of 1,000 MW to flow into the state by year end.

■ 2,000 MW solar power to be available by end of 2016.

Source: The New Indian Express

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