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Centre arranges 1000 MW power supply to State

October 4, 2011
Hyderabad

With no indications of the 'Sakala Janula Samme' easing up, the Government has softened its stand and has agreed for six hour uninterrupted power supply to farmers in the Telangana region. In response to a request by Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has directed the Eastern Grid to provide 800 MW to the State. The Telangana general strike that began on September 13 has completed day 22.

The Centre has agreed to the request by the State Government for 1000 MW power supply to the state. Out of the 1000 MW, 800 MW will be through Eastern Grid corporation from 11 pm to 6 am, while 200 MW will be from Jhajjar plant in Haryana. The Government has announced that the 1000 MW will be used to provide 6-hour uninterrupted power supply to the farmers. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Jaipal Reddy has also agreed for 1.5 MMTS Gas supply to the state which will help in the generation of 330 MW additional power.

The Chief Minister has thanked the Prime Minister, the Eastern Grid and Haryana Government for their gesture when the State is facing sever power crisis.

Festival bonus for Singareni Employees

On the other hand, the discussions between leaders of trade unions and the Singareni Collieries management were fruitful. The management has agreed to grant festival bonus even to employees who are participating in the general strike. It is known that the issue as mentioned in the recent Telangana delegation's meet with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Regular Employees will get Rs. 8000 as bonus, while trainees would get Rs. 6000. Rs. 47 crore would be distributed in the form of bonuses to the 53,000 Singareni Collieries employees.

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