Jana ridicules TRS flagship schemes

Jana ridicules TRS flagship schemes
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Leader of Opposition in the Assembly K Jana Reddy on Thursday said that going by the ambitious programmes of the TRS government, it would require Rs 7 lakh crore and more than two terms in office to complete them. Jana Reddy continued the discussion on budget in the Assembly on the second day on Thursday. 

Hyderabad: Leader of Opposition in the Assembly K Jana Reddy on Thursday said that going by the ambitious programmes of the TRS government, it would require Rs 7 lakh crore and more than two terms in office to complete them. Jana Reddy continued the discussion on budget in the Assembly on the second day on Thursday.

He said neither the government could get loans nor could it complete works even if it got three terms. “Loans are given based on the revenue received by the government, but looking at the budget, these revenues are not sufficient to secure huge loans,” he said.

Jana Reddy demanded that government conduct a study by experts on power generation in the State. He alleged that the Genco-based power stations were not functioning up to their full capacity and power was being purchased from private companies.

The government is purchasing power at Rs 6 per unit from private firms instead of getting power from Genco, which is available at Rs 3.80 per unit. He said if power was not purchased from private units, the penalty would be Rs 1.20 per unit. Jana Reddy asked the Chief Minister to spell out the rate at which power was being purchased from Chhattisgarh.

He said if a corridor was formed, the State could get power at Rs 4.25 to Rs 4.50 per unit from Northern India. He wanted to know whether the government was purchasing power on high or low rates from private companies in Andhra Pradesh.

He wanted the government to take an all party meeting to convince the Maharashtra government to accept for 152 meters height for Tummidihatti. Intervening in the discussion, Legislative Affairs Minister T Harish Rao said there should be a detailed discussion on the subject of irrigation.

He said lots of mistakes were done and the responsibility was on the government to correct them. He said that CWC had written a letter to the government stating that there would be no availability of water at 152 ft.

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