Starved of power, the industry in Andhra Pradesh has asked Chhattisgarh to supply whatever surplus power it has to help it fill the gap between demand and supply. Chhattisgarh has responded positively and agreed to share power with Andhra Pradesh.
A delegation of the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI), which represents scores of trade and business chambers across the State, met Mr Raman Singh, the Chief Minister of the power-surplus Chhattisgarh, on Sunday.
Mr V. S. Raju, President of FAPCCI, explained to the visiting Chief Minister about industrial policies and development in Andhra Pradesh. “There is a lot of scope for investors from other States to explore opportunities in Andhra Pradesh,” Mr Raju had briefed Mr Singh.
While responding positively to the request , Mr Singh said Chhattisgarh was already to offer power to those States that required power. “Industrialists in Andhra Pradesh may request the Union Government to place orders in advance for getting power to meet the shortage and ensure continuous power supply,” a FAPCCI statement said here, quoting Mr Singh.
Former Union Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mr Bandaru Dattatreya too met the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister.
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