• Minister and the secretary conveyed wishes to farmers, consumers and power sector employees on the occasion of Makar Sankranti

Believing that if the farmers are rich, then so is the State, the government is taking concrete measures to make YSR 9- hours free power supply a permanent scheme to ensure farmers to get free power forever real sankranti festival comes in to the state to provide free power supply a permanent scheme CM Jagan Mohan Reddy strongly believe Minister Ballineni said over phone conversation.

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy directed officials to increase the capacity of feeders and the government immediately sanctions Rs 1,700 crore to upgrade feeders. The power utilities have completed the feeders up gradation works on a war footing in few months. Now, the power utilities are supplying free power to 99 per cent of feeders and 100 per cent of feeders can get free power in the rabi season,” a senior official of APTransco said.

The State government is also taking steps to strengthen electricity network across the State to avail free power supply in the day time in a hassle-free manner and avoid voltage related issues.

According to officials, the State government has given clear directions to power utilities to focus on building a permanent and robust system to supply free power to every agriculture connection in the State on a permanent basis. The government is ready to bear whatever expenditure required for strengthening the free power scheme.

The State government has prestigiously taken up the installation of the 10,000 MW solar power plant for supply of free power to agriculture services for the next 30 years. The power utilities will also commission new power transformers in various 400 kv substations and construction 200 kv switching stations as part of strengthening power supply network for free power scheme. 

Speaking to officials over telephone on the eve of sankranthi festival , Minister for Energy, Forest and Environment Balineni Srinivasa Reddy said that the nine hours free power scheme would definitely help to make agriculture as a profitable activity and empower farmers.“The State would move towards progress only if the farmers are happy. In view of this, the Chief Minister has redefined the priorities of government and given high priority free power to agriculture scheme,” he said.

The government also launched YSR Jalakala scheme to drill bore wells free of cost for farmers and laid special focus on improving irrigation facilities. Providing financial support under Rythu Bharosa and zero-interest farm loans and free crop insurance and other path breaking measures by State government are bringing a great change in the lives of farmers. “The steps taken by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy have brought real cheers to farming community in the State,” he said.

On other hand, the State government is taking series of steps to make free power scheme as a role model to the entire nation by implementing the DBT of free power scheme. Under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, the government will deposit entire amount in the accounts of farmers and the farmers will pay to Discoms.

Secretary for energy Srikant Nagulapalli said that DBT of free power scheme is a farmers- friendly policy that would empower farmers to question power utilities to supply quality power to agriculture sector. It would also strengthen the rights of farmers in getting free power for agriculture purpose and enhance the accountabilty and responsibility among power utilities, he said.

“The government is spending Rs 8353.58 crore to free power scheme. It is making all sincere efforts to ensure farmers to get free power for the next 30 years. The effective implementation of free power scheme will improve living standards of farmers, agricultural productivity and give a boost to the rural economy,“ he said.The Minister and the secretary have conveyed their wishes to farmers, all consumers and power sector employees on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

The secretary energy who has reviewed separately about the agricultural power supply scheme with APTRANSCO  Joint Managing Directors, K Sreedhar Reddy, K Venkateswara Rao, Director Finance , Dr. K Muthu pandian , Director Grid &Transmission, K Praveen kumar , CMDs of DISCOMs, S Naga Lakshmi, H Haranatha Rao  & J Padma Janardhan Reddy and Chief Engineer Construction/APTRANSCO, J Devanand and other Directors of AP DISCOMs,   has expressed satisfaction over providing quality 9 hours power supply during day time.   

Power utilities to focus on building a permanent and robust system to supply free power to every agriculture connection in the State

New power transformers in various 400 kv substations and 200 kv switching stations to be constructed to strengthen supply network for free power

Govt. sanctions Rs 1,700 crore to upgrade feeders to supply fee power

Govt. prestigiously taken up the installation of 10,000 MW solar power plant

Steps taken by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy bring real cheers to farmers says  Minister for Energy Balineni Srinivasa Reddy

Govt. wants to make free power scheme as a role model to country by implementing the DBT scheme

Secretary for energy Srikant Nagulapalli says the DBT is a farmers- friendly policy, strengthen the rights of farmers in getting free power

Govt. is spending more than Rs 8353.58 crore to free power scheme

Minister and the secretary conveyed wishes to farmers, consumers and power sector employees on the occasion of Makar Sankranti

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