Govt. has no plan to turn over RTPP to NTPC, states Srikant
‘10,000 MW solar plant is to guarantee free power to farm sector’.
‘10,000 MW solar plant is to ensure free power to farm sector’.
Energy Secretary N. Srikant on Thursday asserted that the federal government had no plan to hand over the Rayalaseema Thermal Power Plant (RTPP) to the NTPC which it had interacted in composing its opposition to the Electrical power (Change Costs), 2020.
Energy Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy had actually already clarified that the government desired to have the power energies in the general public sector to protect the interests of the consumers and employees, Mr. Srikant observed.
In a review conference with the authorities, Mr. Srikant said that out of the aid arrears of13,391 crore pending disbursal to the Discoms as on March 31, 2019, the government released 8,655 crore in 2019-20 and 9,249 crore towards the subsidy announced in 2019-20 and other charges.
The federal government likewise launched20,384 crore to the Discoms for clearing the power generator bills pending as on March 31,2019 The total expenses cleared by the Discoms amounted to34,384 crore in 2019-20
Mr. Srikant further said the federal government intended to establish the 10,000 MW solar energy plant to guarantee free power supply to the agriculture sector for the next 30 years. It would be bearing the whole expense as it did not wish to impose fresh problem on the ailing utilities.
” The government has hired 7,000 junior linemen and 172 assistant engineers to offer better services to the customers,” Mr. Srikant included.
AP-Transco Joint Handling Directors K. Sreedhar Reddy and K. Venkateswara Rao and CMDs of Dsicoms S. Naga Lakshmi, H. Haranatha Rao and J. Padma Janardhana Reddy were amongst those present.
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