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24x7 power supply launched in Sagar

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bhopal, July 04, 2013
First Published: 13:34 IST(4/7/2013) | Last Updated: 13:36 IST(4/7/2013)

Chief minister Shivraj Singh inaugurated 24×7 Atal Jyoti Scheme making Sagar the 49th district in the state to get round-the-clock power supply.

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Addressing the public gathering at Khel Parisar, Chouhan said that the dreams of the people have come true but the Opposition is unnerved.

He further said that for the development of Bundelkhand every possible effort will be made by the government and so stress is on developing irrigation facilities and setting up of industries in this region.

He said grain production will increase substantially in Bundelkhand. Chouhan spoke about various schemes that are benefitting every section of society and people belonging to all age groups.

He said concessions in power bills have been provided to the farmers as well as the poor. The CM said the state government has provided every possible assistance to the state pilgrims in Uttarakhand..
Cabinet ministers Gopal Bhargav said earlier people faced frequent power cuts in Chief minister Chouhan launched Atal Jyoti Abhiyan in Depalpur, 30 km from here.

With this, Indore district became 50th and last district to get round-the-clock electricity supply. Also, with this launch, the whole of Madhya Pradesh has been covered under Atal Jyoti Abhiyan.

The state claims to have connected 54,903 villages through this scheme. Sagar. But things have changed due to efforts by the chief minister.

Energy minister Rajendra Shukla told that presently the state is generating 10,600 MW electricity and by 2018 the capacity will increase to 17,500 MW Watts .

The CM was felicitated by various organisations during the programme. MP Bhopendra Singh,Shivraj Lodhi (Damoh) , MLA Shailendra Jain, Pradeep Lariya were present.


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