Refuting the allegations levelled by Telangana Rashtra Samithi leaders, the AP Power Transmission Corporation (Transco) has asserted that there is no discrimination in the allocation of power to power distributing companies (Discoms).
TRS leaders met the AP Transco chairman and managing director on Thursday and alleged that Transco had reduced the power quota to Telangana districts and was supplying more power to the Rayalaseema region, particularly Chittoor district.
The TRS organised a massive dharna in Warangal on Friday alleging the same. It demanded reallocation of 50 MW to APNPDCL which was allocated to CPDCL earlier.
In a statement, the AP Transco said on Friday that even though there was notional reduction of 50 MW to NPDCL, it was clarified that NPDCL was consuming 200 to 400 MW more than the allocation. As the Discoms had been asked to go in for uniform load relief, the so-called allocations are notional only. There was no discrimination among the Discoms for drawing power from the grid in all areas of the state, the statement said.
On TRS’ representation that the seven-hour daily power supply was not being made to the agricultural consumers in the NPDCL area, the Transco clarified that as per policy of the state government seven-hour power supply was being made to agricultural consumers and whenever it was falling short of seven hours, the same was compensated the next day.
Meanwhile, AP Transco chairman and managing director Hiralal Samariya, who reviewed the power supply position at a meeting held here on Friday, said that all Discoms had been directed to give utmost priority to the agriculture sector to protect the standing crops during the current Rabi season. Samaria suggested taking feedback from farmers on power supply for farming. He also emphasised that not even a single acre of crop be allowed to wither for want of power in spite of several constraints in the power sector due to severe fuel crisis.