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After Second Cabinet Meeting, CM Yogi Adityanath Promises 'Power to All'

The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government of Tuesday decided to provide 18 hours of power supply in villages and 20 hours at Tehsil level and in Bundelkhand.

Pranshu Mishra | CNN-News18

Updated:April 11, 2017, 4:04 PM IST
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Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to provide 18 hours of power supply in villages and 20 hours at Tehsil level and in Bundelkhand.

State ministers Srikant Sharma and Siddharth Nath Singh told the media after the second cabinet meeting that the government also decided that all district headquarters will get uninterrupted 24-hour power supply.

Approval has also been given to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with state government for a ‘power to all’ scheme. The scheme aims at providing electricity to all villages in the state by 2020.

“Till 2018, our aim is to give 24 hours of power to UP,” said Sharma, who is also the UP Power Minister.

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.

The state will also replace transformers in 24 hours in urban areas and 148 hours in rural areas.

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The chief minister has also 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, Sharma said.

“For Yogi Government, the VIP is the poor farmer. Roster schedule for power supply will be implemented with full force,” he said.

The state government has also directed sugar mills to clear pending dues of sugar cane farmers, estimated to be around Rs 6000 crore. If sugar mills will not clear the dues in given time, legal action will be taken against them.

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| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
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