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Countdown begins for 24×7 power supply to farm sector in Telangana

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Hyderabad: All arrangements are in place to commence 24-hour quality and uninterrupted power supply to the 23 Lakh pump sets in the State. As per the instructions of the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, the 24-hour power supply will begin from 12:01 am from December 31.

It will be the New Year’s gift to the farming community in the State. The power utilities prepared the estimates beforehand for the 24-hour supply. Since the 24-hour power supply deadline is fast approaching, Telangana State Genco, Transco CMD D Prabhakar Rao reviewed the preparedness of the agencies concerned in the State from his office in Vidyut Soudha.

The Transco JMD Srinivas Rao, TS SPDCL CMD Raghuma Reddy, and NPDCL Gopal Rao took part in the review. Prabhakar Rao also held a meeting with the Directors concerned. He also discussed about the load bearing due to the 24-hour supply and the strategy to be adopted to meet  heavy loads.

It is estimated that due to 24-hour power supply beginning from January 1, there will be gradual increase of the load and the demand will touch 11,000 MWs by March. Prabhakar Rao said arrangements for the power is made based on this estimates and as such there is no need for any worry.

He also wanted proper distribution and supply of the power. He wanted each and every problem or issue should be brought to his notice and officials should be on the high alert. He said since pump houses of the Lift Irrigation Schemes will also start functioning from June, there will be more demand and a strategy should be made to meet this demand as well the 24-hour power supply to the farm sector. Rs 12,610 crore was spent to strengthen the distribution and supply systems.

The 24×7 power supply was given to the agriculture services on pilot basis in old Medak, Nalgonda, Karimnagar districts jurisdiction on experimental basis to asses the loads.

There are 23 lakh pump sets in the State of which 9.58 Lakh are in these three districts. They constitute 43 per cent of the total pump sets and 24 hour power is successfully supplied to these pump sets. For this there is a maximum demand of 9, 500 MW of power but yet the power was procured and supplied.

To supply 24-hour power to more than 23 lakh pump sets additionally, there will be a demand for an additional 1500-2000 MWs.

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