Andhra Pradesh becomes second state to achieve 100% electrification

N Chandrababu Naidu said access to electricity was a key socio-economic development indicator, but this was an area where there was still a significant gap in India.

By: PTI | Vijayawada | Published:September 13, 2016 3:20 pm
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Andhra Pradesh has become the second state in the country after Gujarat to achieve 100 per cent electrification of households, a latest report has said.

JM Financials published the report based on a national-level survey on electrification in various states.

Discussing this through a tele-conference with top officials of the Energy Department on Tuesday, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said, “We achieved 100 per cent electrification by June-end. Now, you have to set a target of ensuring uninterrupted world-class quality power supply.”

He said access to electricity was a key socio-economic development indicator, but this was an area where there was still a significant gap in India.

About 35 per cent rural households in states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and Assam still lacked access to power supply, he claimed.

The Chief Minister asked the Department officials to chalk out an action plan to be implemented from the grassroots level so as to make the power sector self-sufficient in the long run.

“Whatever we have achieved in the power sector in the last two years is no doubt very significant, but is not sufficient.

“We have to render world-class services to the consumers by providing uninterrupted power supply on par with global standards, at affordable prices,” he said.

“Continuous improvement is required and the sector should keep abreast of the latest technological developments,” he added.

Principal Secretary (Energy and Infrastructure) Ajay Jain informed Naidu they were preparing a strategy plan to reduce overall transmission and distribution losses, which currently stood at 10.3 per cent, to single digit by the end of the current financial year.

An investment of Rs 20,000 crore has been proposed over the next five years to strengthen the transmission and distribution systems and extend power supply connection on demand, he said.

Energy efficiency and conservation activities would also be taken up in a big way in all government departments and other sectors, Jain said.

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    Kchandrasekharappa
    Sep 14, 2016 at 8:22 am
    Electrification is still a dream to the villagers of Siddeswaram of Nandikotkur consuency AP.claiming 100% electrification is obsulutely misinterpreted by bearocrates.200 families suffering without road connectivity and electricity.CM may initiate action to provide basic amenities to Siddeswaram , Kotha palli mandalam.
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      Aravind
      Sep 13, 2016 at 3:12 pm
      Babu is great power distribution 100present given., central also help for Andhra infrastructure need
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        Surendra
        Sep 14, 2016 at 8:56 am
        Nice achievement, wishing to achieve the same for other states on 100% electrification to all the House holds. (India - Superpower)
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          Stalin Das
          Sep 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm
          Congratulation @ncbn ! #PowerforAll lt;br/gt;@debjoyET @anupamaairy @Infra_VinayakCh
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            Madhav Potru
            Sep 13, 2016 at 7:01 pm
            Visionary Leader
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              v b
              Sep 13, 2016 at 11:02 am
              Andhra Pradesh could become surplus in power if it installs Solar Power Panels in the sea near the entire coastline which is said to be around 900 KM and motivates farmers to install such Panels in their fields more particularly while there are no crops on the fields.
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