Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath ordered to provide at least 18-hours of power supply on Tuesday in villages and 20-hour at tehsil level and in Bundelkhand region. Last time during Navratri 14-hour of uninterrupted power supply at all the 'shaktipeets' were provided successfully.
In a state cabinet meeting, chaired today by Adityanath, has decided to provide 24-hour power supply to the district headquarters, Power Minister Shrikant Sharma told media-persons in Lucknow during the three-hour long meeting. It was his second meeting since took the office last month.
The Chief Minister directed the Power department to ensure that defective and burnt transformers should be replaced quickly in rural areas so that agricultural operations do not suffer, he said.
A 'Power for Act' pact will be signed by Adityanath and Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on 14 April as per scheduled by the government for making the state energy efficient by 2018, said Sharma.
"It was the order of the chief minister that all Shaktipeets are supplied 24-hour power during Navratris and we have been successful in it… examinations are on and students should get power during the night so that they do not have to suffer," he added.
As per directions form the chief minister there will be uninterrupted power supply in villages from six in the evening to six in the morning so as to help the students prepare for exams.
"It is the dream of BJP chief Amit Shah and the chief minister that every house, every poor and every every village get power by 2018," Sharma said.