'Poor infrastructure causing power cuts'

'Poor infrastructure causing power cuts'

Large districts like Tumkur, Bijapur, Belgaum, Koppal and Raichur lack transmission and distribution network. Hence, it has become impossible to ensure regular power supply to these parts,  Karandlaje told reporters here on Friday.  She was in the City to take part in a private function.

The minister said it has been proposed to set up 167 sub-stations across the State.
The new sub-stations would be operational in around 18 months. A blue print has been prepared on allotment of power and upgrading the transmission lines, district-wise.

Karandlaje claimed that the State government has been supplying power to farmers for more hours, which none of the previous governments did in the past 15 years.

“Surplus production of 11 lakh metric tonnes of paddy this year stands as a testimony for the increased power supply,” she claimed.

Several measures have been initiated to streamline public distribution system. Foodgrains would be delivered directly to fair price shops henceforth, the minister said.

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