AP to provide 24X7 power to industrial feeders

May 04, 2017 12:00 am | Updated 04:20 am IST - NEW DELHI

Agriculture feeders to be segregated

Andhra Pradesh, which claims to have attained self sufficiency in power sector is now gearing up to provide 24 X 7 three phase power supply to all industrial feeders even in rural areas.

A statement issued by Chandra Sekhara Reddy, Media advisor, Energy, Infrastructure & Investment, Capital Regional Development Authority (CRDA) here on Wednesday on the opening day of the National Power Ministers conference being held here, maintained that the State is contemplating to take up this huge task by segregating agriculture feeders at an approximate cost of Rs. 4,000 crores sought the support of the Union Government, to help in promotion of micro & cottage industries and huge employment generation in the mandal headquarters, major gram panchayats and villages. It said that during the National Power Minister’s Conference in New Delhi Kala Venkata Rao, Power Minister of AP has requested Piyush Goyal Union Minister of State for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, to sanction funds to carry out the feeder segregation in rural areas under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) project which facilitates rural empowerment.

The statement said that Ajay Jain, Prl. Secretary, (Energy, I&I, CRDA) informed that, the utilities are fully geared up to meet any hike in power demand.

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