Feeder line demanded

Feeder line demanded

Discrimination against villages in power supply condemned

Feeder line demanded

Raising voice: Members of Rajya Raita Sangha district unit and Hasiru Sene staging a protest demanding uninterrupted power supply, in Gubbi on Wednesday. Rajya Raita Sangha district president A Govindaraju is seen. DH PHOTO They also opposed the Government’s discriminatory policies towards the villages in supplying power. The protesters also demanded that the village should be provided with a separate feeder. 

Raita Sangha district unit  president A Govindaraju, addressing the gathering, criticised the BJP government for its apathy towards nearly 60 per cent of the population dependent on the agriculture in the country.

Without proper power supply, the farmers are incurring heavy losses and are being forced to give up farming. If the situation is not brought under control, the country, which is already facing nearly 20 per cent of food crisis, would suffer the worst, he cautioned.  Elaborating on the purpose of the protest, he urged, without showing disparity between urban and rural areas, the Government should supply three-phase power for minimum 12 hours in the rural areas.

K G Temple has business establishments with crores of rupees transactions and it is in the centre of four gram panchayats. Besides, there are many small-scale industries in the village. Hence, town feeder should be placed here to provide 24-hour power supply.
Their other demands included placing 10ma additional transformer and opening the sub-division office which was sanctioned two years ago.

Raita Sangha district unit vice-president Narasegowda demanded that a scientific price for food crops should be fixed. Bescom Superintendent Engineer Chandrashekhar, Executive Engineer Narendraswamy and Assistant Executive Engineer Nagesh, who rushed to the spot, assured the protesters of repairing and replacing the electric poles and transformers.

They also said their problems will be brought to the notice of the Government and town feeder will be sanctioned under the ‘Nirantara Jyoti’ scheme.

Raita Sangha taluk unit general secretary K S Venkategowda, Hasiru Sene taluk unit president C T Kumar, leaders C K Prakash, G Venkatesh, Timmegowda, Shankarappa, Byatappa and Honnegowda and others led the protesters.