Centre takes step-motherly approach in allotting power: Yeddyurappa

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Malur, Kolar, Nov 9 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today accused the Centre of adopting a step-motherly approach in allotting power to the state from the Central grid.

Launching the 'Niranthar Jyothi' scheme here, he said the Centre, despite knowing that the state was facing acute power shortage, provided it to Andhra Pradesh which was not facing such a problem.

Mr Yeddyurappa said he had already talked to Union Minister of State for Power Jairam Ramesh in detail about the problem due to increased power consumption in the state.

The present demand is at 130 million units a day which was just 85 mu during the S M Krishna administration, he said.

Karnataka Energy Minister K S Eshwarappa alleged that the Centre was deliberately delaying the proposed ultra mega power project at Kodagi in Bijapur district.

Union Minister of State for Shipping K H Muniyappa also took part in the inaugural function of the pilot scheme to provide 24-hour power supply to non-agriculture customers.

'Niranthar Jyothi' taken up at a cost of Rs 19 crore will cover at least 272 villages in Malur taluk.

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