HYDERABAD: Keeping in view the grim power situation and unscheduled prolonged power cuts, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy asked the APTransco and Discoms on Saturday to see that farmers were not put to hardships due to interruptions in power supply.
At a meeting with officials of Transco, Genco and Discoms at CM's camp office, he gave strict instructions that power supply to homes should not be interrupted from 6 pm to 6 am in view of the students' examinations.
"Power supply is our top priority. See that supply to the agricultural sector is maintained. Crops should not get damaged due to interruptions.
Priority should be given to distribution of transformers. You should have a fool-proof system to distribute transformers," he told the officials.
The officials explained that call centres were set up.
Whenever a consumer makes a call, a task is created and action is taken. Each subdivision has a vehicle to transport transformers.
The chief minister said that in some Discoms commissioning of substations needed to be speeded up.
Calling for more frequent substation meet, he suggest that they be held at the end of the assembly session. The officials explained that there were no unscheduled power cuts. They informed him that the demand for power was growing and touched an alltime high of 304.2 million units (MU) three days ago.