CBN: Andhra Pradesh Is Now an Electricity Surplus State


Speaking at the Maha Sankalpam in Vijayawada on Wednesday, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nara Chandrababu Naidu announced that the state now has surplus electricity.

“When I took over the reins two years ago the financial situation was in doldrums and it was put on right track of growth trajectory he maintained. Though the state was suffering a shortage of 22.5 million units two years ago we turned the state into a power surplus situation in one year with persistent efforts by implementing 24X7,” said Mr. Naidu.

Talking about rural development, he said, “Our aim is to ensure that the rural people get power, water, gas and other amenities and steps taken to make available organic fertilizers to the farmers by establishing vermin compost units besides efforts are on to increase infrastructure for development. As part of safe ‘drinking water for every household and irrigation water for every acre scheme’, we aim to construct cement roads stretching 5000 km this financial year.”

The week-long Nava Nirmana Deeksha – Maha Sankalpam is being conducted by the government of Andhra Pradesh to create awareness among the people about the welfare activities taken by the government.