JP lauds Jagan on power policy
This is a notable point for the government of Andhrapradesh for getting appreciation from a hardcore TDP sympathizer. The Chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has decided to fix meters to every agriculture connection to measure the quantity of power is being consumed under free quota. As per this new policy the government can assume how much power is being supplied to the agriculture connections and how much cost it is. Than the farmers need to pay the bill to the TRANSCO and the government would re-pay the same amount into their bank accounts.
But the TDP has been opposing the method and its misguiding the farmers by reciting that the AP government is trying to either abolish the free power scheme or put some burden on formers. But now Jayaprakash Narayan, a former IAS officer, who has taken part in several reforms designed by the union government has stated that YS Jaganmohan Reddy is walking on right path in terms of fixation of electric meters to the agriculture connections.
Jayaprakash participated in a channel debate and said "Something good is happening now. Even with YSR I have argued those days regarding the free electricity scheme.
I had emphasized on the fixing of meters to know how much electricity is consumed and where actually it is used. I suggested doing an energy audit for the optimum utilization of resources. But due to some political reasons, it was not happened.
Now YS Jaganmohan Reddy taken a proper decision in this regard. The government should have an idea over the every expenditure. How much power is being consumed by the farmers and how much is being wasted should be known. Unless we have an idea over such expenditures, it would lead to great mistake. But now the AP government is correcting the mistakes and moving to fix meters to calculate the power calculation. This is a good decision’ he said.