Sufficient allocation to power sector sought

Sufficient allocation to power sector sought

Energy expert and former member of KSEB (Generation) K. Radhakrishnan wanted the power sector to be provided due importance through sufficient allocation in the State budget. “In recent years this key infrastructure sector had been denied budgetary support.”

In a statement, Mr. Radhakrishnan said that Kerala’s power sector was passing through a crucial phase staring at stagnation when it came to capacity addition and consequently the transmission wing was getting crippled.

Failure of the monsoon and the hostile attitude of the State Electricity Regulatory Commission were other factors contributing to the power-sector problems, he said. When it came to generation capacity addition, Kerala was ranked the last among all States in the country. Read More…

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