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CPI-M asks Govt to improve power supply

india Updated: Nov 19, 2009 17:23 IST
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The state unit of CPI-M on Thursday urged the Congress-National Conference government to come out immediately with a comprehensive power supply policy to cope with intermittent and unscheduled power cuts during winter.

"Government needs to prepare a policy which ensures reforms in power generation, its transmission and distribution process," CPI-M state secretary M Y Tarigami said in a statement.

Expressing anguish over the erratic power supply in the state, Tarigami said people of the Valley have been put to great inconveniences due to poor and deteriorated power distribution.

Such a situation repeats itself during every winter indicating "non-seriousness" of the government towards power reforms.

Tarigami said the people were being taken for granted with respect to providing basic amenities of which electricity was an important component.

Despite huge water resources and capacity for power generation, these were not being explored to achieve self-sufficiency in the sector.

Funds under centrally sponsored schemes like Ragiv Gandhi Gramin Vidutakaran Yojna were not being spent properly, he alleged.