Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy told reporters Wednesday that AP is facing power shortage problem, has appealed to the public and the Opposition parties to understand the problem and cooperate with the government in overcoming the crisis. “Burning sub-stations or transformers will only add to the problem,” he said, referring to agitators turning violent during their protests against the erratic power supply across the state.
The chief minister attributed the unprecedented crisis to the increasing demand coupled with the fall in generation in hydel, thermal and gas-based power projects. The generation has come down by 48 MUs compared to last year.Generation in hydel units has come down by 28 MUs due to low water levels following poor monsoon this year.Kiran Kumar said the government was spending Rs.14 crore daily to buy 124 MUs from outside the state.The crisis has hit the state’s industry hard with Andhra Pradesh Transmission Corporation imposing a 15-day power cut for the sector in a month.
Moreover , It looks as if he is much worried about his name and seat rather power shortage.