Botcha apologsies to people for power crisis

Published: 07th August 2012 10:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2012 10:16 AM   |  A+A-

State Congress president Botcha Satyanarayana on Monday tendered an apology to the people of the state for the current power crisis and hoped that the damage-control measures taken by the government would yield the desired results in course of time.

Speaking at a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan, Satyanarayana said that the previous governments had not take decisions with the future power requirements in mind, which resulted in the present crisis. The government was committed to rectifying all the past mistakes in the power generation sector, he claimed.

The PCC president said the Union government diverted gas to the Ratnagiri power plant in Maharashtra which was generating 1,960 MW of power.

The Ratnagiri plant is a government plant and is thus given importance in gas allocation. In contrast, the power plants in Andhra Pradesh were in the private sector, he pointed out.

He said the Centre had a chance to consider the state’s request on gas allocation but it would take time. He still advocated reforms in the allocation policy and said AP was seeking gas allocation on basis of earlier gas linkage committees’ recommendations.

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