Hyderabad: Telangana government will soon launch a dedicated mobile app that posts you the day-to-day power consumption, enables the consumers to pay the bills online and lodge complaints, said Energy Minister G Jagadish Reddy.
Giving elaborate explanation over power situation in the State before and after the formation of Telangana, the Minister said under the visionary leadership of Chief Minster K Chandrasekhar Rao, State was enjoying 2,000 MW surplus power by scrapping the apprehensions of the then chief minister Krian Kumar Reddy who anticipated severe power crunch if Telangana was made separate, Minister said.
Unable to digest the facts and development in the power sector, opposition leaders had been resorting to false allegations, he said.
Objecting the way Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were behaving in the House, he criticised that they were still trying to keep the State in dark by obstructing the ongoing power and irrigation projects by approaching the green tribunals and courts, he alleged.
“The government has decided to pay Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia to the electricity employees. They were neglected so far in united AP” said Energy Minister G Jagadish Reddy.
Answering to a question raised by the TDP MLA R Krishnaiah on increasing solar power, the Minister said Telangana was already generating 1000 MW from solar projects and more 2000 MW would be generated soon. This was achieved only because of the industrial policy being implemented by the State government, he said.
The Minister also said Telangana recorded the lowest transmission (3.13%) and distribution (11.2%) losses across the country. The Chief Minster during the recent Collectors’ conference asked Collectors to prepare a plan for the removal of electric wires lying over houses.
Minister said the TRS government already completed Singareni, Kothagudem and Jurala power projects within two years. Bhadradri and Yadadri thermal power projects would be completed in 12th financial plan, but unnecessarily Congress and TDP members were creating confusion among the people that the projects would not be completed on time, he said.
Describing the sub critical techonology adopted by the TRS government, he said there was not much difference between the super critical and sub critical techonologies as mentioned by the Jana Reddy, Minister clarified that there was no such huge loss to the government for adopting sub technology.
Replaying to a question raised by Akbaruddin Owaisi, Reddy said new substations were being set up with Rs 472 crore outlay at Chandrayangutta, Goshamahal,Bahadurpura, Karwan and Yakutpura and within three months another Rs 310 crore would be sanctioned for the old city power development works, he said. Minister also assured the capacity of 116 KV in old city will be increased to 350KV.
BJP floor leader Kishan Reddy demanded for the regularisation of 20,000 outsourcing employees in the Electricity Department, the Minister said already Chief Minster gave a nod to regularisation and soon orders would be issued in this regard, he said.