Chief Minister issues instructions of effective action to improve power system
Officers asked to ensure power sub-stations, transformers and lines are maintained properly during summers
The 500 MW 2nd unit of Anpara-D to be commissioned in July this year
In interest of farmers, directives issued to expedite rural electrification and ensure prompt electrification of private tube wells
A proposal for an extra mega power plant should be sent to the union government
Power Distribution Companies should expeditiously work on LED distribution
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has directed officers to take effective steps to improve power system and added that during summers all power sub-stations, transformers and lines should be properly maintained by engineers on field duty.
The Chief Minister was today chairing a high-level meeting to review the functioning of the power department. He said that the state government was serious to ensure that needs of the people vis a vis power are fulfilled and it was because of this reason that extensive work had been undertaken in power generation, transmission and distribution.
He also directed power officers to expedite work on new power projects and provide better services to the power consumers. Mr. Yadav also told the Principal Secretary (Power) to ensure that, at all costs, the second unit of 500 MW capacity at Anpara-D is commissioned by July this year and said that all the new power units in the state should be completed in a phased manner by 2016 so that people of the state are benefited by them.
The Chief Minister pointed out that the state government was paying special attention to improve the power situation in the rural sector and added that it was for this reason that new power sub-stations were being established in the tehsils. Seeking fast tracking of rural electrification, the Chief Minister also issued instructions to ensure, in interests of the farmers, that electrification of private tube wells is done on priority.
He also said that the state government was working for separate feeders for agriculture to ensure better power supply in rural areas and asked officers to seek financial package from the union government under the Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojna of the Government of India. The Chief Minister also asked officers to increase power generation through nonconventional methods like solar energy. Mr. Yadav also underlined the need of expeditiously working on distribution of LED so as power is saved and its benefits are accrued to the local people.
The Chief Minister also stressed the need of exploring all possible options based on increasing power requirements and asked officers to prepare a proposal of an additional Ultra Mega Power Plant and send it to the Government of India. He also sought early and advance tie-ups for long term power purchase and state-to-state power purchase.
The Chief Minister also asked officers to take necessary action to fill the existing vacancies as per requirement in UP Power Corporation, Power Generation Corporation and other transmission companies. Also present in the meeting were minister of state for power Mr. Yasser Shah, Principal Secretary (Power) Mr. Sanjay Agarwal, Managing Director Power Generation & Distribution Corporation, Mr. Sanjay Prasad, MD of UP Power Corporation Mr. AP Mishra and managing directors of the five power distribution companies.