Round-the-clock electricity supply will be a reality in Andhra Pradesh from October 2 as the state government signed an agreement with the union power ministry under the ‘Power for All’ scheme. Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later
The agreement was signed here in the presence of Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. Also Read - Before Reporting For Duty, This Bengaluru Cop Teaches Children of Migrant Workers Everyday For An Hour
Andhra Pradesh is among few states chosen under the scheme which seeks to provide 24×7 power supply. Also Read - Ready to Send Children Back to School? 78% Parents Say No, Willing to Let Kids Repeat An Academic Year
The state and central government also inked the MoUs for two mega-watt (MW) power projects. While a 4,000 MW thermal plant will come up in Visakhapatnam, a 2,500 MW solar plant will be set up in Rayalaseema.
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited and Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited signed the separate agreements with the state government.
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