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No power cuts: KCR
No power cuts: KCR.However, he said that the State Government has worked out several alternatives to overcome the shortage of powers. The recent allocation of KG Basin gas to Telangana is likely to further improve the situation, he said.
CM promises 24/7 power to all this summer
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Saturday assured the Telangana Legislative Council that his government had been successful in managing the demand and supply position in the power sector for all users domestic, industrial and agriculture despite agriculture operations for the rabi season having reached its peak.He assured that once the rabi season was over, there would be no power cuts, whatsoever, from May.
Replying to the issues raised by Leader of the Opposition D Srinivas in the Legislative Council during debate on State Budget, the Chief Minister claimed that the era of power cuts was coming to an end.The Chief Minister alleged that the power situation had worsened in Telangana few months back as the Andhra Pradesh denied Telangana its share of 53.80 per cent from Hinduja and Krishnapatnam power projects. He said that AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu did not even follow the instructions given by the Centre.
However, he said that the State Government has worked out several alternatives to overcome the shortage of powers. The recent allocation of KG Basin gas to Telangana is likely to further improve the situation, he said.KCR recalled how the state reeled under long power cuts during the same period last year. However, this year, the situation is not so worse. He claimed that the industries, which were earlier planning to shift to other states due to power shortage, have decided to stay back in Hyderabad. He said by 2017, Telangana will not have any power crisis. He said he was personally monitoring the power situation on minute-to-minute basis.
Rao said the constant efforts made by the government had resulted in KTPS achieving a Plant Load Factor of 93 per cent and 100 per cent at Bhupalpally unit. Both of them would contribute for additional 170 MWs of power. He said that Gayatri Power will be providing 270 MW. From June, Gayatri will give another 500 MW and the allocation of gas from KG basin will help in generating another 260 MW, he said.