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'Power for all': UP CM Yogi Adityanath orders 18-hour power supply in villages, 24-hour in district headquarters

After Successfully Providing Uninterrupted 24-hour Power Supply At All The ‘shaktipeeths’ During Navratri Recently, Adityanath On Tuesday Ordered 18-hour Power Supply In Villages And 20-hour At Tehsil Level And In Bundelkhand Region.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 11 Apr 2017, 03:58:47 PM
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File photo: PTI)

New Delhi:

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday approved the 'power for all' proposal, which will ensure 24 hours electricity for everyone in the state. 

The cabinet also changed the electricity roster implemented by Akhilesh Yadav Govt to ensure at least 18 hours of electricity to villages across the state. 

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After successfully providing uninterrupted 24-hour power supply at all the ‘shaktipeeths’ during Navratri recently, Adityanath on Tuesday ordered 18-hour power supply in villages and 20-hour at tehsil level and in Bundelkhand region.

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A meeting of the state cabinet charied by Adityanath, the second since he assumed office last month, also decided that district headquarters will get 24-hour power supply, Power Minister Shrikant Sharma told mediapersons after the three-hour-long meeting.

The chief minister directed the power department to ensure that defective or burnt transformers should be replaced expeditiously in rural areas so that agricultural operations do not suffer, he said.

Sharma said the ambitious ‘Power for All’ pact will be signed by Adityanath and Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on April 14 to meet the Centre’s target of making the state energy efficient by 2018.

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“It was the order of the Chief Minsiter that all Shaktipeeths are supplied 24-hour power during Navratris and we have been successful in it...examinations are on and students should get power during the night so that they do not have to suffer,” Sharma said.

The chief minister directed the officials to ensure uninterrupted supply to the villages from 6 in the evening to 6 in the morning so as to help the students prepare for exams.

“It is the dream of BJP chief Amit Shah and the Chief Minister that every house, every poor, and every village get power by 2018,” Sharma said. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 11 Apr 2017, 02:14:00 PM