CM Naidu discusses power sector progress in state

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 13 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday held a review meeting with the officials of power sector in Andhra Pradesh’s Amaravati. The officials informed the CM Naidu that power production increased to the extent of 7.3 per cent in the period of April to August 2017 than the production in the same period last year. Meanwhile, the demand for power increased to 0.4 per cent for the same period. The Chief Minister was also informed that, as many as Rs. 2.16 crores of LED bulbs, Rs. 2.55 lakhs of power saving fans and 17,779 power saving tube lights have been distributed . It was also brought to notice that 15,000 solar pump sets were step up, highest number in the country and 5.9 lakhs of LED street lights were set up in 110 urban areas. The Chief Minister was further told that arrangements for setting up 40 lakhs LED street lights in rural areas are underway. In the meeting, Naidu suggested to provide services in power sector through outsourcing and asserted that sub stations and other infrastructure be provided on demand supply basis. CM Naidu also instructed to take measures to minimize power consumption in all sectors, including aqua sector, while asking to gradually reduce production and purchase of thermal power and increase the production of renewable power.

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