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Steps afoot to end power crisis: CM Kiran

Steps afoot to end power crisis: CM Kiran
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Medak: Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy admitted on Thursday that there was shortage of power generation in the State. However, it was not correct...

kiranMedak: Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy admitted on Thursday that there was shortage of power generation in the State. However, it was not correct to say the power shortage was due to lack of vision of the government, he said. There had been a shortage of 10 million units due to the scanty rainfall in the last monsoon, he blamed thus natural calamities for the power crisis. He explained that the government was purchasing 500 MW power at a cost of Rs 12 a unit. "The government is bringing pressure on the Centre to allocate more gas to the State," he said and exuded confidence that the State would get 3,000 MW by October and November. The Chief Minister was addressing a public meeting after laying foundation stone for Green Industrial Park for women entrepreneurs at Nandigama village in Patancheru mandal in the district. The park is being established by the Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of Andhra Pradesh (ALEAP).
Women industrial parks in each district
Kiran Kumar announced on the occasion that land would be allocated at least at two or three places in each district for establishing industrial parks for women entrepreneurs. He observed any country would develop only if women came forward to turn entrepreneurs. The Government would extend all necessary help for promoting the industrial park, the chief minister assured. He said that a task force would be set up to establish industrial parks for lady entrepreneurs in all districts. He recalled that the Central government had earmarked Rs. 1,000 crore for an exclusive bank for women and said that the State government had already been in the forefront by extending interest-free loans to the self-help groups. "The government would extend loans worth Rs. 1500 crore soon through Stri Nidhi mahila banks," the chief minister said.
Rs 1.4 lakh crore investments attracted
Due to the initiative taken by the State government Rs. 1.4 lakh crore would be invested in the State. "The government had already accorded permission to 65 industries and industries with an investment of Rs. 35,000 crore would be established in Medak district," he added. About 1.65 lakh people would get employment in these industries, he said. Ministers J Gita Reddy, Sunita Lakshma Reddy, district in-charge minister D K Aruna, Minister for small-scale industries Prasad, MP Nandi Ellayya, MLAs Nandiswar Goud, Krishna Reddy, Muktyam Reddy, Jagga Reddy, Narsa Reddy, MLCs Farooq Hussain, Bhupal Reddy, DCCB chairman Jaipal Reddy, former minister Fariduddin, district collector Dinakar Babu, ALEAP chairperson Ramadevi and others participated. Earlier, some women raised slogans demanding solution to the water problem. However, the police sent them out of the venue.
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