Union minister for labour & employment Bandaru Dattatrya held a review meeting with officials of different Public sector units related to Power sector here on Friday.
Speaking to the media after the review meeting, Dattatreya informed that Central government is committed to provide Rs. 41,000 Crore to the Telangana state for the power sector development. Rs. 11,300 Crore funds have been disbursed by the central government already, he said. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, concerned Minister Piyush Goyal is working towards providing electricity to each and every village, he added.
Special focus will always be there on the newly formed state Telangana and required funds for the power sector development are being provided in the time bound manner, said the Minister. The proposed HT line between Wardha and Nizamabad will be completed as per the dead line. For the benefit of the city, the HT lines will be laid up to Maheshwaram, he added.
“Towards reducing power wastage, the central government is supplying LED bulbs. Nearly 4.5 lakh houses will be provided with LED bulbs”, he said. Providing LED Street lights, efficient Agriculture water pump sets were also on the cards. Under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Rs. 15 Crore was provided to 15 villages to give electricity facility for the BPL families, he said.
Dattatreya urged the TS government to join in UDAY scheme for the benefit of the new state. He also informed that all arrangements were being made for the foundation laying ceremony of NTPC power plant in Ramagundam, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend for the function. Power Grid Executive Director Shekar, REC official Venkatesham and officials of the NTPC were present. (NSS)