Adequate power supply to people of UP should be ensured at all costs: Akhilesh Yadav

Adequate power supply to people of UP should be ensured at all costs: Akhilesh Yadav

Production at some power plants affected due to poor coal supply by Government of India

Power from other sources should be arranged on priority

8 million units of power is being arranged through power exchange and 4.6 million units through banking

मुख्यमंत्री श्री अखिलेश यादव 09 अगस्त 2014 को अपने सरकारी आवास पर आयोजित ‘लोकतंत्र के लिए सोशल मीडिया’ विषयक कार्यशाला को सम्बोधित करते हुए।

Adequate power supply to people of UP should be ensured at all costs: Akhilesh Yadav
Adequate power supply to people of UP should be ensured at all costs: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has directed power officials to ensure adequate power supply to the residents of Uttar Pradesh at all costs and rued that owing to poor coal supply by Government of India, production at many power plants had been adversely affected. He also sought immediate arrangement of electricity from other sources on priority basis.

The Chief Minister was today reviewing the power situation at a meeting here on Monday. Directing power officials to improve the power scenario immediately, Mr. Yadav asked them to arrange for power from energy exchange, banking and all other options. Warning against any laxity with regards to the power supply, the Chief Minister to strongly take up the matter of coal shortage with the union coal ministry and ensure arrangement for coal.

During the meeting, officials informed the Chief Minister that owing to coal shortage, power generation had been hit in state owned Anpara Lanco (400 MW), Roza-Shahjahanpur (500Mw). Other than this, the generator transformer at unit No. 4 in Anpara has also tripped. Because of this, a shortfall of 500 MW and 35 million units is taking place per day.

On the other hand, central units have been hit by paucity of coal, gas and water leading to 1273 Mw and 30.5 million unit power shortfall.Officials also informed the Chief Minister that under energy exchange 8 million units were being purchased every day and through banking 4.6 million units were being arranged. Mr. Yadav was also informed that on all divisional headquarters on an average 17-19 hours, in cities 19 hours and for industrial sector 24 hour power supply was being ensured everyday. In district headquarters per day power supply average is 13 hours and in rural areas 5 hours.

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