Chittoor gets DRDO, Guntur solar park
The state government has decided to set up a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) unit in Chittoor district. It has also allocated 1,102 acres to APIIC for establishment of DRDO.
Another 500 acres has been given to set up 1000 MW solar energy park in Anantapur district, in addition to another 300 MW solar park to be set up in Guntur district.
IT minister Dr P. Raghunatha Reddy said the state government has achieved zero power deficit and it will supply 24×7 electricity to all domestic, commercial and industrial users from October 2, even as it plans to generate over 6,100 MW of power in the next five years.
The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approved a programme to generate 4,400 MW of thermal power and another 400 MW of hydro power in the next five years.
The agriculture sector will get seven-hour non-stop power supply daily and would subsequently be increased to nine hours.
“When our government assumed power on June 8, the state was reeling under a power deficit of 22 million units a day. As of today, the deficit has become zero as we could draw additional power from NTPC, Simhapuri, Krishnapatnam units as also from other states. From October 2, the state will have 24×7 power supply,” the minister said.
Source: Deccan Chronicle