CM Yogi to buy electricity at a cost of up to Rs.22 per unit
For the upcoming festive season, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that his government was buying electricity at a cost of up to Rs.22 per unit from outside sources because he did not wish to dampen the spirit of festivals.
The Chief Minister said, “We will not let the power crisis spoil the festivities in any of the districts. The state government is committed to providing power to the households of the poor and in rural areas to keep up the enthusiasm of the people, irrespective of caste, community, region or religion.”
He was addressing a party worker programme initiated by the BJP ahead of the UP assembly polls.
The Chief Minister’s statement came amid reports that the private players were making money during the coal crisis that was precipitated after water percolated into coal mines because of incessant rains.
Yogi Adityanath had asked the power officials to work in coordination with the Centre and the Coal India Limited to mitigate the crisis which was threatening to worsen the situation of the financially ailing UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL). The UPPCL is already running at an accumulated loss of Rs.90,000 crore.
Adityanath said the previous government followed the principle of ‘sabka saath aur apne pariwar ka vikas‘. Slamming the opposition, he said that nepotism was the ‘biggest hurdle’ on the path to the development of the society and the nation as a whole.
Yogi Adityanath said that on normal days the same power was purchased at Rs.7 per unit.
Recently, Uttar Pradesh has been facing a power crisis due to a coal shortage.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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