The Union government announced that the new state has been chosen for the implementation of uninterrupted power supply. The decision was announced on Sunday, June 8 when Naidu took oath as the CM of the state.
Piyush Goyal, the union power and renewable energy minister, was quoted as saying that the state has been selected for the implementation of the pilot project for supplying 24-hour power throughout state which will then be replicated across the nation.
AP was selected for pilot project for supplying 24-hour power throughout state
The minister also claimed that detailed guidelines and finances of the project are being worked out. Centre would extend all support to Andhra Pradesh with regard to power supply, added the minister while speaking to media.
Naidu earlier had demanded that the Centre compensate the 1500 MW of power Aandhra Pradesh had lost to Telangana due to the sharing of power on the basis of consumption.
Times of India reported that while assets and debts were distributed based on population, the power generated in the state was distributed based on the consumption giving the lion's share to Telangana. The Union minister's statement came as a morale booster for the TDP on the very first day in power.
While the new Andhra Pradesh will be enjoying 24X7 power supply, the national capital New Delhi will continue to suffer as the city has been struggling for frequent power cuts. The Capital reeled under massive power-cuts, making life more miserable for Delhiites facing strong heat wave like conditions.