Special Correspondent

VISAKHAPATNAM: Power sector employees have a great role in supplying power to the consumers as this was the vital input for the economic and social development of the country, Union Minister of State for Power Bharat Sinh Solanki said here on Saturday. Impact of disruption in power supply on the lives of people was unimaginable and the electricity employees were doing their best to ensure power supply, Mr. Solanki said while inaugurating the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Employees Union (registered No. 1104), the recognised trade union.

Power generation in the country was 1,362 MW at the time of independence and it reached 1.59 lakh MW at present, he said. The Union Minister detailed the various measures being taken to increase power production in the country.