Telangana’s IT minister alleges, the government is conspiring to cut power subsidy in the name of power reforms
Last Update: 22 September 2022, 21:48 IST
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president and IT minister KT Rama Rao alleged that the central government is conspiring to cut power subsidy in the name of power reforms.
Addressing a media conference in Rajanna Sirisila, he said that farmers would lose free electricity, SC, ST, poultry farmers, washermen, barbers, weavers and others would have to say goodbye to electricity subsidy.
“Telangana is a state where farmers cultivate land dependent on electricity supply. We are giving free electricity to agriculture. There are 26 lakh pump sets in the state. What will happen to farmers if free electricity is not supplied? KTR said that if the Central Electricity Bill turns into an Act then all sectors will have experience.
Rao also said that the central government is making efforts to privatize the power and agriculture sectors and benefit private players.
The minister reiterated Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s stand against reforms in the agriculture and power sectors and the government’s resolution in the assembly against the electricity bill.
He said, “Like petrol prices increase every other day, so if private companies start distribution of electricity, electricity charges will also increase. Prices will not be stable. If the central government has its way and if the electricity bill is one If the Act is enacted, the most affected state across the country will be Telangana.
Further, he said that the crop cultivation in Telangana started the festive spirit with the state government’s schemes, the central government’s decisions are troubling our farmers.
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