The CM asked the officials to complete all pending works to provide day-time power to the agriculture sector at the earliest. The CM reviewed the progress of energy projects with the senior officials on Friday
AMARAVATI: Chief minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has directed the energy department to provide nine-hour uninterrupted power supply during the day to agriculture pump sets during the next Rabi season.
The CM asked the officials to complete all pending works to provide day-time power to the agriculture sector at the earliest. The CM reviewed the progress of energy projects with the senior officials on Friday.
During the review, the officials told the CM that the system has been upgraded to provide day-time supply through 81 per cent feeders. They said only about 58 per cent feeders were equipped to handle the load during the last Khariff and it will be improved to 81 per cent by the forthcoming Khariff season.
The officials said that the works in about 19 feeders were hit due to the shortage of material due to the lockdown.
The chief minister, however, asked the officials to ready the plans to complete the pending works by the next Rabi season at any cost.
The CM also enquired about the status of the planned 10,000 mw solar park. The officials explained that they would start the work by May-end. The CM directed the officials that their plans should be in such a manner that they should overcome all unforeseen circumstances to reach the targets.
The CM said that works should be put on fast track to achieve the targets. Principal advisor to the government Ajeya Kallam, AP Transco CMD Dr N Srikanth, Genco chairman Saiprasad, AP Genco MD Sridhar and other senior officials were present during the review meeting.