Maya meets PM, seeks Rs 2k cr for power supply

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New Delhi, Aug 17: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday, Aug 17 met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought Rs 2000 crore to pay for the 10 hours of power supply to the drought-hit districts.

Official sources said that the state was buying power at the rate of Rs 8 per unit to provide 10 hours of power supply to the drought-hit districts including Bundlekhand.

Sources also said that Mayawati demanded Rs 2000 crore from the government for buying power.

Mayawati sought a 'positive response' from the Centre in approving a Rs 7789 crore package to the Agriculture ministry to carry out various long-term and short-term measures.

According to sources, Mayawati also sought Rs 3866 crore package sent by the UP government to the Centre to set up power and irrigation facilities in the drought prone and drought hit districts based on the Samra committee recommendations.

She complained that the government has provided UP only with Rs 15.5 crore package to develop communication network, including roads in naxal prone districts, for which the state had demanded Rs 84 crore for the purpose.

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