Shinde to review APDRP, other projects
UNION POWER Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde will preside over a meeting here at Shakti Bhawan tomorrow evening to review various Centre-funded power projects including rural electrification.Updated: Jun 13, 2006 01:10 IST
UNION POWER Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde will preside over a meeting here at Shakti Bhawan tomorrow evening to review various Centre-funded power projects including rural electrification.
Among those who will be present at the meeting included Union power secretary, RV Shahi, and chairman of Rural Electrification Corporation, besides all senior UPPCL officers.
Shinde will mainly review the progress of work under the Rajiv Gandhi Village Electrification Programme and the Accelerated Power Development and Reform Project (APDRP). The issue of availability of electricity to UP from the Central sector power houses was also likely to be discussed at the meeting.
Shinde will visit Rae Bareli Sultanpur on Wednesday before flying back to Delhi.
THE UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam power houses generated a record 2800 mw of electricity at 5 am on Monday. This, according to, MD Avnish Awasthi, was the highest generation by the plants during last one year. He said all the power units of Anpara, Obra and Panki were functional. Awasthi said the Nigam’s powerhouses produced 2843 mw of power at 11 PM on May 18.
UP will be self-sufficient by 2010: UPEAC chief
CHAIRMAN OF Uttar Pradesh Energy Advisory Committee (Minister of State) and MLA from Tiloi Mayankeshwar Sharan Singh said here on Sunday that several new power generation projects were being launched by the State government and UP would be self-sufficient in power generation by 2010. He said even the Dadri power generation project would start functioning by 2010 and another plant being set up by the Birlas in UP would start power generation of 500 megawatt by 2007.
Speaking at a felicitation function organised by chairman of the District Cooperative Bank Gajadhar Singh, Mayankeshwar Sharan Singh accused the Central government of step-motherly treatment to UP as far as the supply of electricity was concerned. He said it was Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav who made Rae Bareli free from power cuts on December 10. However, he regretted that credit for this was not being given to the CM.