Installation of 550 KV Grid stations across the State

All villages in Rajasthan are likely to get 24-hour power supply by March next year with the installation of 550 KV Grid stations across the State. For every three village panchayats, a 33 KV sub-station is being constructed, while 132 KV sub-stations would be established wherever needed.

State Energy Minister Jitendra Singh said over the weekend that these would be the “encouraging results” of multi-pronged power sector reforms in production, transmission and distribution.

Rajasthan had emerged as a leading State in the power sector, he added.

Addressing a function at Aravalli Educational and Research Institute at Neem Ka Thana in Sikar district, Mr. Singh said while the farmers were being supplied with electricity at the rate of 90 paise per unit, solar energy was emerging as the new sphere in which the State would make some major achievements in near future.

The Minister sought the cooperation of rural and agricultural consumers in reducing the transmission and distribution losses and said the power saved in this manner would support the State's growth.