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Power supply to rural areas improved under BJP regime, says Srikant Sharma

Says, we considers farmers, poor as VIP

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Instead of earmarking VIP zones, the state government has considered rural areas as key places for ensuring power supply, Uttar Pradesh Energy Minister Srikant Sharma said on Friday. "Unlike the previous government, which considered some areas as VIP zones for ensuring power supply, our government considers farmers and poor as VIP and gives 18 hours electricity in rural areas, 20 hours at tehsil level and 24 hours at district headquarters," he said during the Question Hour in the Assembly. He was replying to a question raised by SP member Nitin Agarwal. Trying to drive ...

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 15:24 IST
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