State once again going for financial aid

Andhra Pradesh power utilities have requested the Centre to consider Feeder Segregation Project (FSP) as the rural friendly project and provided financial assistance to the tune of Rs 3,014 crore under National Electricity Fund (NEF) or Restructured Rajiv Gandhi Grameena Vidyut Yojana (R-RGGVY) to provide quality and continuous supply to rural areas. The project involves erecting parallel rural distribution network of 11 kV feeders spanning over 1,50,766 kilometers to segregate existing over 8880 Mixed Rural Feeders, an official release said here today. The release said FSP was one of the long-term programmes to benefit the state in a big way. As per the scientific study of the Energy department the project requires massive capital expenditure of about Rs 3,014 crore. In order to improve the quality of life considerably and to provide three-phase satisfactory power supply to encourage the Medium and Small Scale Industries in rural areas in future and to reduce the urban-rural disparities, the Andhra Pradesh Government has initiated Feeder Segregation Project (FSP).

In this connection, Andhra Pradesh Energy Principal Secretary Dinesh Kumar, who participated in a meeting held by Planning Commission at Delhi recently, requested the Centre to provide financial assistance to FSP, the release added.