Lucknow, Dec 29 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today directed for ensuring 20 hours electricity supply in the drought affected Bundelkhand region with immediate effect.
''The 20 hrs electricity supply would pace the acceleration of the development works, besides providing relief to the people,'' Ms Mayawati said.
With the availability of electricity, irrigation and drinking water situation would significantly improve. It would also encourage the industries of the area, she added.
The Chief Minister also directed the UP Power Corporation Ltd for providing tube-well connection to the farmers of Bundelkhand in the next two months for which Rs 56 crore has been sanctioned.
With this amount, three thousand new tube-well connections would be given to the farmers in the villages of Bundelkhand.