ANDHRA PRADESH

Agricultural operations hit

TDP blames erratic power supply

Acute shortage of transformers in the State has been hampering agricultural operations causing misery to farmers in several districts despite good rains, said TDP MLAs Errabelli Dayakar Rao and G. Muddu Krishnama Naidu here on Wednesday.

The TDP leaders submitted a memorandum to Suthirtha Bhattacharya, Principal Secretary, Energy Department about disruption in power supply in many villages as no replacement was provided for burnt transformers due to lack of rolling stocks with distribution companies.

Later speaking to reporters, they said that in addition to the shortage of transformers, low voltage was compounding the problems of farmers.

It made one wonder whether the electricity board was functioning in the State, they quipped.

In some villages in Mahbubnagar, there was no power supply for more than 10 hours and government was not fulfilling its promise of seven hour supply to farmers when the agricultural season was in full swing.

In case of new connections too, farmers after paying the cost of transformer had to wait for at least a year in every district for its installation.

The TDP leaders also said that several SC colonies in the villages had no power supply despite the government's promise to give single bulb connection to each house.

If these problems were not addressed, the TDP would stage dharna in front of every sub-station, they said.



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