Staff Reporter

During the last five years, 80 new sub-stations were added in the district

KARIMNAGAR: Minister for Higher Education and NRI Affairs D Sridhar Babu inaugurated a 33\11 KVA sub-station, constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.2 crore, in Venkatapur village of Korutla mandal on Wednesday.

Speaking at the occasion, he said the government was taking necessary measures to provide free power supply to the farm sector by strengthening the distribution system by adding new transformers, sub-stations etc.

Till 2004, there were only 204 sub-stations in entire district, he said and added that during the last five years they had added 80 new sub-stations to provide quality power to customers.

Besides, 30 new sub-stations are slated to be added in the district very soon.

He said that free power supply was benefiting about 2.9 lakh agricultural connections in the district.

Huge burden

He said the government was distributing free power to farmers in spite of huge burden only to benefit the latter.

Later, he laid the foundation stone for the laying of a road between Gumlapur to Sirisedu villages at a cost of Rs. 1 crore. ZP chairman A Laxman Kumar, KDCCB chairman K Ravinder Rao, former Minister J Ratnakara Rao, Collector GD Aruna and others were also present.