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CS asks officials to resolve low-voltage problem in Amaravati

CS asks officials to resolve low-voltage problem in AmaravatiChief Secretary L V Subrahmanyam addressing the standing committee meeting of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameena Jyothi Yojana at the Secretariat in Amaravati on Thursday
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The works undertaken under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grama Jyoti Yojana should be completed in time to solve the low-voltage problem and improve power...

Amaravati: The works undertaken under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grama Jyoti Yojana should be completed in time to solve the low-voltage problem and improve power supply in rural areas of the state, Chief Secretary L V Subrahmanyam instructed the officials while addressing the State-level standing committee meeting of the scheme at the Secretariat here on Thursday.

The Chief Secretary said the officials should complete the power projects in time to give an assurance to people that there would be no interruption in power supply and there would be no need to install stabilisers in their homes.

The Electricity department officials should work in coordination with other departments to provide power supply to new industries and give an assurance to entrepreneurs to come forward to set up industries.

Under the Grama Jyoti Yojana Scheme, the Centre has granted Rs 521.54 crore for rural electrification, power sub-stations, DTR meters, HCDS and other works and Rs Rs 404 crore has already been spent. The standing committee approved the rest of amount of Rs 117.54 crore for the remaining works.

Under the scheme, 66 power sub-stations each with a capacity of 33/11KV would be set up in villages to improve power supply and solve low-voltage problem. Principal Secretary of Finance department S S Ravath, Secretary of Energy department N Srikanth, APEPDCL Director (Projects) Raja Bapaiah, APSPDCL Director (Technical) T Vanaja, REC representative Venkatesan and Special Secretary of Forest department Dr Chalapati Rao were present.

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