Bhopal, (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan emphasised on Wednesday that ten hours’ daily electricity should be supplied for agricultural purposes and round-the-clock to domestic consumers.
“There is excess available in the state, hence there must be no hurdle. The Energy Department ought to improve the system and arrangements even as maintenance work continues,” the senior politician was officially quoted as saying at Mantralaya while chairing a review meeting.
Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains; principal secretaries Sanjay Dubey, Manish Rastogi and Akash Tripathi were among those present.
As on May 30, the state’s thermal power generating capacity stood at 5,400 MW; hydroelectric 917 MW; joint ventures and other hydel 2,515 MW; renewable 3,963 MW, etc.
“Electricity-related assistance amounts for farm pumps will be directly deposited in cultivators’ accounts. Therefore, it should be ensured that every beneficiary peasant pays the bill and theft must be uncompromisingly checked,” Mr Chouhan underlined.