HYDERABAD: The Telangana legislative assembly on Tuesday unanimously handed a decision in opposition to the brand new Electricity (Amendment) Bill,
Terming the proposed new Electrical energy (Modification) Invoice, 2020 by the Centre as ‘draconian regulation’ and aimed toward taking away the powers of the states, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao launched a scathing assault on the NDA authorities. He stated prime minister Narendra Modi was working in the direction of full centralisation of energy as a substitute of decentralisation. Earlier the UPA authorities additionally centralised the powers in some sectors, he stated.
“The amended Electrical energy Act of 2003 was in opposition to the federal spirit of the states and supposed to curtail the powers of the states. Chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Kerala, Chattisgarh and Delhi have spoken with me. Our TRS MPs would take up the problem within the parliament classes,” Chandrasekhar Rao stated.
“We have now seen what occurred to BSNL, LIC and different public-sector undertakings. The governments on the Centre are working handy over each sector to personal individuals,’ he stated.
If the Invoice is handed, the distribution system goes into the arms of the non-public individuals and Telangana distribution corporations, Transco and Genco’s existence would change into a giant query and hundreds of individuals, working within the energy utilities, might should lose their jobs.
“Some individuals pressured me to offer distribution to the non-public individuals and I rejected the proposal saying our authorities is not going to give one MW of energy distribution to the non-public companies,’ KCR stated.
Explaining how the brand new Invoice would impression the state authorities pursuits, the chief minister stated, the state authorities needed to repair metres to about 26 lakh agriculture motors, which itself prices about Rs 700 to Rs 750 crore and all of the farmers, who’ve been getting 24×7 free energy should pay the payments each month. For taking meter readings itself, the federal government has to interact 3,000 individuals. Many sectors get affected with this new Invoice as the federal government is giving cross subsidy to industries and even some home customers like SC/STs,” he stated.
Calling the Invoice most harmful, the CM stated, the renewable energy was a giant conspiracy primarily to assist some corporations in northern India. “The Centre wouldn’t think about hydel energy technology by the Nagarjuna Sagar and Srisailam venture. If the state authorities didn’t adjust to the norms and guarantee renewable power limits, the Centre might impose a penalty of 0.50 paise to Rs 2 per unit penalty. This can compel the state to scale back energy technology in state owned thermal energy vegetation. What sort of guidelines are they?,” Chandrasekhar Rao stated.
Aside from this, the state load dispatch centre can be shifted to Delhi and electrical energy regulatory fee chairman appointment can be carried out by the Centre.
The CM stated the earlier authorities had failed the nation in using the out there water assets and power. “In our nation 70,000 tmcft of water is offered and nonetheless some cities like Chennai are going through acute consuming water issues. Equally, whereas the nation has 4 lakh MW of energy put in capability, our technology is 2.13 lakh MW. Many energy vegetation in Odisha and Chattisgarh have closed down. Why the Centre just isn’t reviving them by spending about Rs One lakh crore and provide energy to states which might be going through issues like Bihar and UP,” he stated.