Nalwa MLA Sampat Singh on Wednesday said the government was near to provide 24 hours power supply in the state. He said power discoms in the state gave power supply for 23.30 hours daily to industries, 23.22 hours to urban consumers, 14.12 hours to rural domestic consumers and for 10.29 hours to tubewells against the schedule of 20.30 hours, 20 hours, 14 hours and eight hours, respectively.
"During May 2012, the power supply was for 20.30 hours daily to industries, 19.25 hours to urban consumers, 9.57 hours to rural domestic consumers and 6.43 hours daily to farmers, which has drastically improved now," he said.
The former power minister said during the current year, especially during the ongoing summers, the power distribution corporations of the state gave power supply for much more time than the schedule.
He claimed that the substantial improvement in performance of the discoms was been possible because of constructive steps taken recently and if the measures go on at an accelerated speed, the consumers may have a happy experience of 24-hour power supply all over the state.
"The major steps taken to improve power supply have been a special programme to maintain, augment, renovate and strengthen the power distribution system; construction of new substations; augmentation of existing substations; setting up of additional distribution transformers; bifurcation and trifurcation of feeders of 11KV level; replacement of old conductor, etc., due to which the system could take load and the discoms could give record supply," he said.
Sampat Singh urged people to conserve electricity and water and asked rural domestic consumers to cooperate with the discoms to erect the safe and reliable distribution system in villages for 24-hour power supply.