Aim is to secure State's share of power from the project
Minister for Energy Shobha Karandlage said on Thursday that the State Government had decided to draw power lines from the Priyadarshini Jurala power project site in Andhara Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs. 7 crore and start utilising its share of power.
Speaking to presspersons after laying the foundation stone of a power substation at Shakthinagar near here, she said that Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh had jointly launched the Jurala project across the Krishna river on the border of Raichur taluk. The unit was already generating power and Karnataka was to get its share from it. The Government had deposited the requisite amount with the Andhra Government. Now, the State had to draw the power lines from the project site, she said.
To a question, she said that the State Congress had lost its credibility as an Opposition party. Later, Ms. Karandlaje convened a district-level meeting at Shakthinagar guesthouse to review the power supply situation in the district.
She asked the officials to maintain proper power supply in rural areas mainly to augment drinking water supply and ensure smooth agricultural operations.
MLAs, Syed Yasin, Raja Rayappa Naik, Pratapgouda Patil and Venkat Rao Nadagouda, who attended the meeting, appealed to the Minister to take steps to establish additional 33/11 kV substations, install new transformers and improve power lines in rural areas of their respective constituencies.