Ajio [CPS] IN

The Hindu – Andhra Pradesh

The District Committee of the CPI(M) has called upon the people to oppose the proposed hike in power tariff and the merger of the Rural Electrification Cooperative Societies (RECS) with the Discoms.

The party activists staged a demonstration at the corporate office of the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (AP EPDCL) on Monday even as the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) launched a three-day programme to elicit public opinions on the proposed power sector reforms.

Cash benefit transfers

The CPI (M) leaders said that the government was trying to install meters for agricultural pumpsets, promote cash benefit transfers and withdraw the concessions being extended to the SCs, STs and BCs.

“The government is planning to handover the RECS in rural areas to Discoms and the move will render hundreds of persons jobless. The Centre and State governments are planning to tax farmers and general public in the name of power reforms,” they alleged.

You have reached your limit for free articles this month.

Subscription Benefits Include

Today’s Paper

Find mobile-friendly version of articles from the day’s newspaper in one easy-to-read list.

Unlimited Access

Enjoy reading as many articles as you wish without any limitations.

Personalised recommendations

A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes.

Faster pages

Move smoothly between articles as our pages load instantly.


A one-stop-shop for seeing the latest updates, and managing your preferences.


We brief you on the latest and most important developments, three times a day.

Support Quality Journalism.

*Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper, crossword and print.

If you want to read the full article please click on source Link.
Publisher: www.thehindu.com Source link (image from source link)

Disclaimer: This news is auto-aggregated by a computer program and has not been created or edited by MintNews24.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here