Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Monday said Karnataka has invoked section 11 of Electricity Act, 2003, directing all power generating stations to supply the entire power to state.

The move — that comes in the wake of state facing acute power shortage — would give an additional 600 mw to the state, he told reporters here.

Mr. Yeddyurappa said the government is aware that farmers require increased water and power in April. “We will ensure 12 hours power supply in rural areas (six hours three-phase and six hours single-phase).”

The Chief Minister said he held a detailed review with power sector officers on Monday.

“We will ensure that adequate power will be made available in the months of April and May in the state including Bangalore city,” he said.

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