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Economic Infrastructure - 7

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Economic Infrastructure - 7

7. ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE

    Medium Irrigation projects completed during IRRIGATION stth five year plan to 11 five the period of 17.1 Andhra Pradesh is blessed with major river year plan and an amount of Rs.61,590.92 system like the Godavari, Krishna, Pennar, crores has been spent from Plan I to XI i.e. Vamsadhara and 36 others. The state‟s share upto 2008-09. of dependable flows at 75% dependability Further, the projects like Nagarguna Sagar, from the river systems is estimated at 2764 Sriram Sagar, Telugu Ganga, Somasila, TMC (Thousand Million Cubic Feet). This SRBC, SLBC, Vamsadhara along with breaks up into 1480 TMC from the Godavari Medium and Minor Schemes have also been River system, 811 TMC (800 TMC + 11 taken up during the plan period and they are TMC regeneration) from the Krishna, 98 at various stages of completion. TMC from the Pennar and the rest from other During the year 2004, the Government have rivers. taken up plans for fully utilizing the available The entire dependable water share of Krishna yields of Godavari and other rivers and River is fully harnessed through the initiated a historical beginning named construction of several reservoirs and „JALAYAGNAM‟ with the aim of barrages. The yield from Godavari River is completing the ongoing and new projects in a being utilized to an extent of 720 TMC for record time to provide immediate irrigation the existing projects and the surplus flows to water starving segments on top priority by aggregating to an average of 4000 TMC is mobilizing funds from all possible sources. flowing to the sea, un-utilized. Total Some more projects were added to utilization of river yields works out to 1765 Jalayagnam Programme and presently 86 TMC only for the existing projects and thus projects (44 Major + 30 Medium + 4 Flood there is a vast scope of tapping water Banks + 8 Modernisation) were considered resources for creating irrigation potential. under Jalayagnam. With the above projects During the pre plan period (till 1951), 66.77 including Minor Irrigation and APSIDC new lakh acres of ayacut was developed by irrigation potential of 98.41 lakh acres will be constructing major anicuts on Krishna, created besides stabilization of 22.26 lakh Godavari and Pennar rivers and by acres. During 2004-05 to 2008-09, 12 constructing medium projects under projects were completed and water released irrigation sector. The details of these Projects for 19 more projects creating partial are given below: irrigation potential and the remaining

    projects are programmed to be completed in Project Schemes (Nos.) Ayacut (lakh

    a time bound and planned manner. Acres)

    The total new irrigation potential created Major 11 30.96 from 2004-05 to 2008-09 is 19.96 lakh acres Medium 45 1.93 and stabilization to an extent of 3.08 lakh Minor 12,351 33.88 acres (Total 23.04 lakh acres) under

     Jalayagnam projects including minor

    irrigation and APSIDC. Investment in irrigation sector has been on

    For the early completion of ongoing projects the increase over the Five year plan periods

    financial assistance from World Bank, JBIC, to achieve growth in agricultural sector.

    NABARD and from Govt. of India under Major Projects viz., K.C. Canal, Kaddam,

    AIBP is being obtained and the works are in TBP HLC Stage-I and Rojalibanda Diversion

    progress. Scheme and further Godavari Barrage and

    Most of the sites suitable for gravity Prakasam Barrage have been constructed in

    irrigation schemes are already exhausted and place of the age old anicuts on Godavari and

    upland areas which cannot be commanded by Krishna rivers along with 94 Major and

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    gravity flows are planned to develop by AIBP in respect of the 22 Projects is 30.16 Major Lift Irrigation schemes. In view of the lakh acres against which an I.P. of 5.29 lakh above, the Government have programmed the acres has been created up to March 2009. following special lift irrigation schemes: Initiatives: (i) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Pranahitha- Chevella (i) In view of the highest priority given for the Sujala Sravanthi. completion of the irrigation projects, the (ii) Mahatma Jyothi Rao Pule Dummugudem following initiatives are being taken up: Nagarjuna Sagar Tail Pond. 1) Special Representative is appointed at (iii)Chinthalapudi Lift Irrigation scheme. New Delhi in the Cadre of Cabinet (iv) Babu Jagjeevan Ram Uttarandhra Sujala Minister for getting early clearances to Sravanthi Project. the prioritized projects from CWC and (v) P.V. Narasimha Rao Kanthanapally allied agencies. The various clearances Sujala Sravanthi. are being obtained with rigorous The Government have taken up the pursuance and the projects works are modernization of Delta Systems with a cost being carried out. of Rs. 15,001.45 crores. Modernization of 2) Inspection by third party quality control Godavari Delta has been taken up with agencies is implemented in the prioritized Rs. 3,361 Crores, modernization of Krishna projects. Delta with Rs. 4,573 Crores, modernization 3) Five Additional Special Collectors and of Pennar Delta with Rs.1,001.73 Crores, forty four Special Deputy Collector‟s Nagarjuna Sagar project with Rs. 4,444.41 units along with field staff are sanctioned Crores, TBP HLC and LLC with Rs. 794.12 in addition to the existing unit for the Crores, Nizam Sagar Project with Rs. 549.60 speedy acquisition of lands required for Crores, Yeleru Delta System with Rs. 138.00 completion of the targeted projects and Crores and Nagavali System with Rs. 139.59 the land acquisition works are in good Crores. Improvements to Flood banks of progress. Vamsadhara, Nagavali, Godavari, Krishna, 4) The A.P. State Relocation and Hundri, Penna, Kandaleru etc., are taken up Rehabilitation (R&R) Policy 2005 for with a cost of Rs. 2,312.76 Crores. giving more benefits to the displaced Thirty Three (33) Major and Medium families, as compared to National R&R Irrigation projects have been included under Policy is being implemented for the early AIBP since 1996-97 in Andhra Pradesh and acquisition of lands etc., for the ongoing out of these, 22 projects (i.e. 12 Major and 10 projects by paying appropriate Medium) were included after 2005-2006. Out compensation to the riots for their lands of the 22 ongoing projects, 15 projects are and houses and the rehabilitation works covered under Prime Ministers Relief are in progress. Package (PMRP) and the balance 7 projects 5) Sprinkler and drip irrigation, is being are under Normal AIBP. Government is proposed to be implemented especially in contemplating the inclusion of 8 new projects the lift irrigation schemes with the under AIBP (6 projects contemplated under irrigation department funds PMRP and 2 projects under Normal AIBP).

    Minor Irrigation Sector: Projects under PMRP include Rajiv Sagar

    Minor Irrigation has about 78,000 tanks LIS, Indira Sagar LIS, Dummugudem N.S.

    serving an ayacut of 46.50 lakh acres which Tail Pond, Sripada Yellampally Project,

    includes 66,000 tanks transferred from Pranahitha Chevella Project and Modikunta

    Panchayat Raj Department irrigating an vagu project. Projects to be proposed under

    ayacut of 14.70 lakh acres. Rehabilitation of Normal AIBP include K.L. Rao Pulichintala

    the small tanks has been taken up at a cost of Project and Krishna Delta Modernization.

    Rs.167 crores. The Central Assistance received during the

    Government of India have approved sixty year 2009-2010 so far is Rs. 662.661 Crores.

    seven Minor Irrigation Schemes at a cost of The contemplated irrigation potential under

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    Rs.226 crores to create new ayacut of 69,249 Project has been ranked as number one, in Acres in tribal and drought prone areas with the Country by the World Bank. 90% grant from Government of India under The World Bank has approved the Hydrology AIBP. Project Stage-II under IBRD loan No.4749 To take up new constructions and IN. A.P. is one of the implementing stabilization of existing tanks, financial agencies among the 13 States and 8 Central assistance from World Bank, JBIC, departments in the Country. The cost of the NABARD, AIBP and Normal State plan is project is Rs.8.54 crores including being obtained. Proposals for creating contingencies. The project will expand additional ayacut of 4.50 Lakh Acres have development of a comprehensive been completed under various schemes in the hydrological system and will implement coming 5 years. activities towards improved planning and Rehabilitation of Minor Irrigation schemes to development of water resources to be stabilize 6.25 Lakh Acres ayacut has been adopted in Godavari basin (G5). This Stage-taken up at a cost of Rs.1044 crores under AP II has been commenced in April, 2006 and Community Base Tank Management Project additional network of ARGs/SRGs stations is (APCBTMP). Rehabilitation of 2,100 tanks being developed for a better decision are taken up at a cost of Rs.600 crores in the supporting system. first phase and works are in progress. A website is also developed for which the In the field of Irrigation Management, for the URL is http// hp-apsw.cgg.gov.in first time in the Country, elections have been Participatory Irrigation Management held for all Project Committees of Major and (PIM) Medium Irrigation Projects. Now, elected The objectives of PIM include participation project committees are functioning in 23 of Stake Holders in operation, maintenance Major Projects and 60 Medium Projects and of irrigation system, agriculture productivity taking care of maintenance and water enhancement and water management. At management. The Government have made present, there are 10,748 WUAs in the Major, stabilization of ayacut and farmers role in Medium and Minor Sources and 323 Irrigation Management as a major input for distributory committees are constituted. A.P. better agriculture production of irrigation is the first State to constitute 23 Major areas. Project Committees and 60 Medium Project

    Committees in the country. Building up of scientific database for

    Water Tax is ploughed back to the farmers‟ Hydrology:

    A Hydrology Project at a cost of Rs.21.03 organizations for taking up O&M works. crores is taken up for measurement validation, The development of Irrigation potential and transfer and dissemination of Hydrological, its utilization is given in Annexure 7.1. All Hydro metrological and Water Quality Data efforts are being made to achieve the targeted for formulation of Irrigation Projects, goals. Drinking water, Industrial and Power Minor Irrigation Census thProjects and to establish computerised data As per the 4 Minor Irrigation Census, there

    base net work. Under this programme, 77 are 23.06 lakh minor irrigation sources in Gauge Discharge sites on various minor Andhra Pradesh during the year 2006-07 as rdstreams and 40 Digital water level recorders against 20.36 lakh sources in 3 Minor

    at various reservoirs have been established. Irrigation Census 2000-01 registering an Further, 208 Standard Rain Gauge stations, increase of 13.28 per cent. The statement 80 Auto Graphic Standard Rain Gauge showing variation on Minor Irrigation stations, 8 Field Climatic Stations, 15 Water sources from 1986-87 to 2006-07 is given in Quality Level-I and Two Water Quality Annexure 7.2. Level-II Labs have been established and

    they are functioning. The AP Hydrology * * *

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    exploitation of ground water is banned except GROUND WATER

    for drinking water purpose. 7.2 Main Functions of the department are: Categorization of watersheds /mandals / ? Periodic estimation of the groundwater villages are made based on the stage of resources of the state on watershed basis ground water development and the details are and according clearances for minor as follows: irrigation schemes. % of stage of development Category

    (extraction) of ground water ? Detailed investigations for delineation of potential zones and for selection of well >100% OE sites, to be implemented by

    developmental agencies and individuals. 90% to 100% Critical

     ? Investigations for identification of 70% to 90% Semi-critical feasible areas and suitable sites for

    artificial recharge and rainwater <70% Safe

    harvesting structures.

    ? Drilling of exploratory - cum production The number of mandals categorized based on bore / tube wells in order to study the sub the stage of groundwater development are surface configuration of aquifers and 111 over exploited, 60 critical, 160 semi-assess the aquifer parameters. critical and 777 mandals as safe. Safe areas

    ? Monitoring of groundwater levels and need not be favorable for groundwater quality through a network of observation development. Generally in large parts of wells, stream flow check points and these areas the availability/recharge is low. improved network of piezometers with In terms of quantity the total groundwater Automatic Water Level Recorders. availability in the state is 34,700 MCM, out

    ? Conjunctive use studies in selected major of which 14,112 MCM is the utilization for Command areas. various purposes leaving a balance of 20,588

    MCM. ? Special studies for evaluating the

    The overall stage of development is about groundwater regime through modern

    41%. The stage of ground water development tools like, aerial photographs, satellite

    in command areas which constitutes about imagery, GIS etc., in relation to the

    23% of the state‟s area is 21% and in non-development and management activities

    command areas the stage of groundwater under various programs.

    development is 59%. From 2009-10 onwards the department is

    Further, the availability of groundwater in planning to shift its focus to demand side

    command areas is about 48% whereas in management of groundwater; apart from the

    non-command areas where the demand is conventional supply side management by

    high, it is only 52%. Thus, in non-command adopting CBGWM, to start with, on a pilot

    area which constitutes about 77% of the basis in one assessment unit each in 13

    states area, the groundwater development is districts.

    fast reaching the critical stage. During Estimation of Groundwater Resources:

    droughts, the situation becomes worse when For the purpose of estimation of groundwater

    the recharge is reduced by about 60% and the resources, the state has been divided into

    utilization (draft) reaches 90%. Any area 1229 watersheds (which are also called as

    where the ground water development crosses groundwater basins or Assessment units).

    70%, then care is needed badly. The estimation was last done in 2007 and the

    For safe and sustainable utilization of report was published in 2008. As per the

    groundwater, it is estimated that on an estimation 132 watersheds are categorized as

    average only 10% to 20% of the unit area over exploited, 89 as critical, 175 as semi-

    should be irrigated by groundwater with ID critical and 833 watersheds as safe. Further,

    crops. This is based on the rainfall, crop 3,449 villages have been declared as over

    water requirement and recharge taking place exploited and are notified, where further

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    in an unit area. This area can be doubled if Under Lift Irrigation and Artificial Recharge

    micro irrigation techniques are adopted. Structures, 838 sites were investigated and

    about 811 families have been covered. Groundwater Development: Monitoring and Quality: A study of the composite hydrographs of the Regular and periodical monitoring of ground past and the present indicates the water levels is done through a net work of groundwater development taking place in the 1017 piezometers and 2986 open observation state. It is generally observed that more the wells. The status of monthly water levels and recharge, more will be the utilization. A its trends are being submitted to Government break point will be reached where the every month and Quality reports twice a year, number of wells will increase, where as the i.e., pre and post monsoon period. During groundwater exploitation and the total area 2009-10 (up to November-09), there is a net irrigated through groundwater remains fall in the level of ground water to an extent constant and the power consumed will also of 1.39 m in the state over that of the last increase considerably. At present, on an year (November-08). average about 1.2 hectares is irrigated per Drilling: well and on an average a total number of Out of the total annual target of 300 sites 50,000 wells per year are commissioned due under drilling, so far 126 wells were to which the average unit area irrigated per constructed in the State. 36 wells under SCP well may decrease. At present the well and 3 wells under TSP are constructed so far. population is >25 lakhs (mostly bore wells) Under SCP, 34 bore wells and under TSP 2 and the area irrigated under groundwater for Tube wells were constructed with which an the year 2008-09 was 34.17 lakh hectares. area of 72 hectares can be brought under The irrigation potential created under irrigation for the benefit of Schedules Caste groundwater during 2008-09 is 15.10 lakh and Scheduled Tribe beneficiaries. hectares. If micro irrigation practices are * * * adopted, the irrigation potential through

    groundwater is expected to reach about 48 POWER lakh hectares. 7.3 Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board

    (APSEB), which was formed in 1959, has Investigations:

    been restructured into two functionally During the year 2009-10 (upto the Novemer-

    distinct corporations namely APGENCO and 09), the department has investigated 13,038

    APTRANSCO with effect from February sites under various programmes for selection

    1999. Distribution business was segregated of well sites, lift irrigation and artificial

    from APTRANSCO by formation of four recharge structures etc. A total of about 8511 stdistribution companies w.e.f. 1 April, 2000. beneficiaries were covered and about 7501

    Trading activities were entrusted to four hectares of land was either stabilized or new thDISCOMs w.e.f. 9 June, 2005 in areas were brought under irrigation. Out of

    compliance with Electricity Act 2003. From the above, 2632 SC and 658 S.T beneficiaries

    1959 to 2009 September, the installed were covered under SCP and TSP

    capacity has been increased from 213 Mega programmes. An area of about 1413 hectares

    Watt (MW) to 13986.89 MW; the consumers for SCs and about 745 hectares for STs were

    served have grown up from 2.7 lakhs to either stabilized or new areas were brought

    212.27 lakhs, the energy handled per annum under irrigation. Under CLDP and WALTA,

    increased from 686 MU to 36,489.63 MU an area of about 5295 hectare was covered

    (April‟09 to Sep‟09). The annual total benefiting about 4410 farmers.

    revenues from sale of power have been In addition to the above, investigations were

    increased, from mere Rs.5.50 crores to also carried out for selection of well sites for

    Rs.15089.92 crores (including non-tariff Industries under environmental clearance and

    income). The development of APSEB / for drinking water.

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    APTRANSCO over the last 50 years is including tatkal except farmers having more briefed in the Table 7.1. than 3 connections in dry land, more than 2.5

    Acres land holding in wetland, IT assesses Table 7.1

    Power Development and corporate farmers.

    2009 The modified policy proposes incentives and ITEM 1959 (upto Sept.

    2009) disincentives to promote energy saving Installed capacity (MW) 213 13,986.89 measures. Incentivised tariff is proposed for

    those who go in for energy saving devices Peak Demand (MW) 146 10,294

    (reduction from 50 paise to 20 paise per unit) Consumers served 2.7 212.27 (lakh Nos) viz., installation of capacitors and Annual Energy Handled Frictionless foot valves by March 2006, ISI 686 36,489.63 (MU) pumpsets and HDPE / RPVC pipes by March

     Agricultural services 2008. 0.18 27.07 (Lakh nos)

    Annual Revenue During the year 2009-10, it is programmed to including Non-tariff release 50,000 new agricultural connections income (Rs Crs.) 5.50 15,089.92 under normal plan and up to 1,00,000 new (excluding subsidy /

    support from GOAP) agricultural connections under Tatkal Scheme. (Provisional) So far, 26,446 agricultural services have been Source: AP TRANSCO released during 2009-10 up to 30.09.2009.

    22.88 lakh capacitors have been fixed to the

    pumpsets as on 30.09.2009 (90.77%). This will result in saving of power by 8 to 10%. The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory

    Priority is given by Government for Commission (APERC) constituted by GoAP, stpromoting Lift Irrigation in order to reduce March, 1999. has been functioning w.e.f 31exploitation of ground water. APERC has issued annual / multi year Tariff There are 6 Major Lift Irrigation schemes at Orders regularly from 2000-01 onwards. 132kV supply, 444 Nos medium and minor Government is committed to the welfare of Lift Irrigation schemes at 33kV, 11kV and farmers by the way of enhancing free power LT supply existing as on 30.09.2009. from 7 hours to 9 hours to all agriculture Dedicated feeders were provided for 290 HT consumers including all the services released Lift Irrigation schemes. under Tatkal category also. Government have

    provided a Tariff subsidy of Rs.3486.15 Benefits to BPL domestic consumers crores during the current year i.e.2009-10. Government is subsidizing Rs.10/- per month The Tariff subsidy provided to agricultural towards the cost of consumption of one 40-sector is Rs. 2145.69 crores and cross subsidy Watt bulb (for 6 hours per day) during the to agricultural sector is Rs.1650.45 crores month for 13.92 lakh consumers with a during 2009-10. connected load of up to 250 watts and Government of Andhra Pradesh provided free consuming up to 15 units per month effective power to Agriculture Sector with effect from from September 2004 billed in October 2004. 14.05.2004 in view of the extreme hardships Government accorded sanction for payment faced by agriculture consumers in the past of Rs. 91.28 crores during 2004-05 to 2009-years. Government has also waived the power 10 (upto Sept.09) for this purpose. consumption arrears amounting to Rs.1,259 The Government waived surcharge to a tune crores relating to agricultural consumers of of Rs.22.13 crores for the arrears DISCOMs and RESCOs. accumulated up to December 2004 (i.e. As per modified policy, farmers having up to Rs.180.51 crores) in respect of 17.67 lakh 3 connections in dry land, up to 2.5 Acres SC/ST domestic consumers in SC/ST land holding in wet land are eligible for free colonies and Tribal Habitations. It has also power. Out of 27.07 lakh agricultural services, granted permission for payment of Current all the farmers are eligible for free power

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    Consumption charges (CC charges) in 24 Coverage - towns and cities with population monthly installments to avoid burden on the of more than 30,000 and also certain high-consumers without levy of interest. load density rural areas. Projects under the In view of the continuing hardships faced by scheme shall be taken up in three Parts. these consumers, Government extended the Part-A: This shall include the projects for surcharge waiver scheme by another 24 establishment of baseline data and IT months from the consumption month of May applications for energy accounting/ auditing 2006 billed in June 2006. The SC/ST and IT based consumer service centers. domestic consumers are permitted to pay CC PartB: This shall include regular charges in 40 installments from January 2005 distribution strengthening projects such as onwards, with total surcharge waiver. Renovation, modernization and strengthening As per the directions of Government, all the of 11kV level Substations, Transformers / 5.35 lakh disconnected SC/ST domestic Transformer Centers, Re-conductoring of consumers in SC/ST colonies and Tribal lines at 11kv level and below, Load Habitations have been reconnected. The Bifurcation, feeder separation, Load reconnected consumers shall pay the CC Balancing, HVDS (11kv), Aerial Bunched charges regularly from June 2006. Conductoring in dense areas, replacement of Government approved the scheme of waiver electromagnetic energy meters with tamper of CC charges due from SC/ST domestic proof electronics meters, installation of consumers in SC/ST Colonies and Tribal capacitor banks and mobile service centers Habitations whose consumption is up to 100 etc. In exceptional cases, where sub-units per month, in July 2007 subject to the transmission system is weak, strengthening at following conditions: 33 kV or 66kV levels may also be considered.

    PartC: This part, to be implemented by ? The consumer shall pay the CC bills

    Ministry of Power/ PFC, will include, regularly from the date of announcement

    Preparation of System Requirement of the scheme.

    Specifications, validation of the Base- line ? The equivalent amount paid by the

    Data, appointment of Project Advisors and consumer towards the CC bill of every

    Project Management Consultants. month will be waived from the CC charge

    The programme would be of the size of Rs arrears.

    51,577 crores i.e., Part-A : Rs. 10,000 crores, ? The Government will compensate the

    Part-B:Rs.40,000 crores, and Part-C: Rs.1177 equivalent amount to the DISCOMS.

    crores. The details of R-APDRP are shown in The Government released an amount of

    Table 7.2. Rs.110.558 crores in this regard so far. 7.79

    Table 7.2 lakh Domestic SC/ST consumers in SC/ST Restructured-Accelerated Power Development and Colonies and Tribal Habitations will be Reforms Programme covered under this scheme. The total CC Amount Amount No. of DISCOM Sanctioned Released charge arrears payable by these consumers is Towns (Rs. Crs) (Rs. Crs) Rs 140.6 crores. The surcharge amount is Rs EPDCL 28 60.66 17.87 41.64 crores. The total arrears amount being SPDCL 32 107.83 30.84 taken over by the Government is Rs. 182.24 CPDCL 31 175.03 50.03

    crores. NPDCL 22 44.50 12.75

    Total 113 388.02 111.49 Restructured-Accelerated Power

    Source:AP TRANSCO Development and Reforms Programme (R

    - APDRP)

    Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran The focus of the programme shall be on

    Yojna ( RGGVY) actual, demonstrable performance in terms of

    It is programmed to electrify 14,334 un-sustained loss reduction. Power Finance

    electrified habitations and 37,99,213 rural Corporation (PFC) is the Nodal Agency to

    households at an estimated cost of Rs.810.33 operationalise the programme.

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crores under RGGVY programme by the year arranging the sanction from JIAC under ODA

    2010. package.

    Out of the above, 13,066 un-electrified Generation Progress habitations and 25,32,351 rural households First three units (3 x 39 MW) of have been electrified during the years 2005-Priyadharsini Jurala Hydro Electric Project (6 06 to 2009-10 (upto the end of September x 39 MW) have been commissioned on 2009). 28.03.2008, 31.08.2008 and 28.05.2009 So far, REC has released an amount of Rs. respectively and unit-4 will be commissioned 449.32 crores to DISCOMs against the claims by January 2010 and balance 2 units are admitted for Rs. 487.58 crores as on programmed for commissioning at 4 months 30.09.2009. interval there after. High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) For the Nagarjuna Sagar Tail Pond dam High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) power house (2x25 MW), 96% earth work was introduced in the State which aims at excavation completed in the dam portion. reduction of loss through replacement of the 100% of earth work excavation is completed low voltage network with High Voltage and in power house. In tailrace pool area 95% of installation of large number of smaller excavation completed in tailrace channel area. capacity 11kV/400V transformers viz., Unit 1 is programmed to be commissioned by 25/16/10 kVA for supply to agricultural March 2011 and unit 2 by June 2011. consumers. 500 MW of Dr. NTTPS (Dr. Narla Tatarao The benefits on implementation of HVDS are Thermal Power Station) was commissioned as follows: on 06.04.2009. 500 MW, Stage I of Kakatiya ? Loss Reduction TPP is programmed for commissioning by ? Prevention of un-authorized agricultural March 2010 and 9 MW, unit 4 of Pochampad services Hydro Electric Project by December 2009. ? Improvement in pump-set efficiency

    Controlling of Commercial Losses ? Reduction in Distribution Transformer

    To bring down the commercial losses due to (DTR) failure

    theft and malpractice, a special ordinance During 2009-10, 68,141 pump sets have been

    amending the Electricity Laws as Indian converted into HVDS at a cost of Rs.211.82

    Electricity (AP amendment) Ordinance 2000 crores, thus bringing the total number of

    was promulgated and the bill was passed in pumpsets covered by HVDS to 5,58,144 at a

    the Legislative Assembly in September, 2000 total cost of Rs.1,718.10 crores up to the end stand made effective from 31 July, 2000. of September 2009.

    After enactment of the above Act. 9,32,105 Scheme sanctions are available as on

    cases have been booked up to September 31.03.2009 under REC/PFC/APDRP funding

    2009 and 12,002 persons have been arrested. for an amount of Rs.495.91 crores for

    Rs.110.09 crores has been realized against a implementation of HVDS in the districts of

    penal assessment of Rs.275.58 crores. Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam,

    Rs.83.46 crores have been collected during East Godavari, West Godavari, Chittoor,

    the above period as compounding fees for Kadapa, Ananthapur, Mahabubnagar,

    first offence from 7,57,140 cases that were Nalgonda, Nizamabad and Karimnagar

    compounded. covering 1,59,944 pump sets.

    As on 30.09.2009, single phasing Scheme reports have already been submitted

    arrangement has been provided to 7900 Rural to the GoAP for arranging the JIAC funding

    feeders to provide: under Overseas Development Agency (ODA)

    ? Proper regulation of hours of supply to package of Ministry of Power, Govt. of India

    agriculture for implementation of HVDS to 16,25,331

    agricultural services in 15 districts at an ? Improved voltages for lighting supply in

    rural areas estimated cost of Rs.7,607 crores. These

    schemes are under consideration of GoI for

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    Replacement of meters: A total of 49.76 information, power shut down information lakh sluggish/struck-up/ burnt out electro etc., through SMS. mechanical meters were replaced with high Management uses these tools very efficiently quality electronic meters during 2004-05 to for improving Accountability and 2008-09. During 2009-10 (up to 9/09), Productivity of employees and enhancing another 10.35 lakh defective meters were transparency. replaced. Awards

    AP Power Sector secured the first rank in Billing and Collection

    Spot billing using hand held computers is CRISIL rating for the year 2004-05 with a introduced covering all the areas i.e., Towns, score of 55.81 in spite of a minus score of 6 Municipalities, Mandals and Villages. marks due to the GoAP policy of providing Monthly spot billing is introduced in all free power to agriculture. Municipalities. APTRANSCO was adjudged second best in On-line billing collection facility is available the country in Transmission availability for in Hyderabad city and all the towns through the year 2004-05 next to Power Grid 264 e-Seva centers and through 1120 RSDPs Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) by (Rural Service Delivery Points) e-Kiosks in MOP, GOI. rural areas as on 30.09.2009. Collection APTRANSCO received the Power Line‟s centers increased from 1390 in 2002-03 to “Expert Choice Award 2006” for “Most 5,389 at present. admired Organization in the State Sector”.

    APTRANSCO was adjudged best in the Electricity Consumer Meetings

    Meetings with consumers held every month country in Transmission availability for the at circle and division level. Major issues years 2005-06 (with 99.87%) and 2006-raised are billing complaints and delay in 07(with 99.89%) by Ministry of Power, Govt. replacement of DTRs in rural areas. of India and received Gold Shield.

    APTRANSCO has received the India Power ? Vidyut Adalats held every week to

    2008 award for the best “overall utility resolve billing complaints at Mandal

    performance”. The award was presented by Head Quarters.

    council of power utilities. ? Distribution Transformer replacement nd prize in IEEMA APTRANSCO received 2(DTR) centers increased from 85 to 252

    power awards 2009 for excellence in power for timely replacement.

    transmission. IT Initiatives

    Various Information Technology (IT) Current Scenario: initiatives have been taken up in Distribution The present installed capacity in the State up Companies (DISCOMs) to improve the to the end of September,2009 (including performance and bring in transparency and share from Central Sector) is 13,986.89 MW. accountability. The energy available from various sources ? CAT (Consumer Analysis Tool) for use during 2009-10 (up to 9/2009) was ? MATS (Monitoring and Tracking System) 36,489.63 MU. The number of consumers ? TIMS (Transformer Information served has increased from 206.81 lakhs to the

    Management System) end of March,2009 to 212.27 lakhs to the ? PMRS (Performance Monitoring and end of September,2009. The per capita

    Reporting System) consumption has reached 746 kWh during

    2008-09. ? Book Consolidation Module

    3,880 sub-stations and 6,93,584 distribution ? Remote Meter Reading (RMR)

    transformers are existing upto end of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has been

    September, 2009 (Annexure 7.3). implemented in APTRANSCO and

    To meet the growing demand for power, the DISCOMs.

    Government is constructing projects in State E-Vaaradhi, an electronic way to reach

    sector and encouraging private sector to electricity consumers is introduced in EPDCL

    implement gas based and other projects. for passing the messages relating to billing

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    thDuring 10 five-year plan, 2940 MW ? Length of Roads under the Department capacity was added to the system. Out of was 21,510 Kms. 2940 MW, 824 MW is under State Sector, ? Plinth area of the Buildings (Both 1355 MW is under Central sector, 428 MW is Residential and Non-residential) was under private sector (gas based projects) and 22.80 Lakh Sq. feet. 333.05 MW are Non Conventional Energy Since then, the R&B Department is providing projects and others. services to the community at large in It is programmed to add 5582.44 MW during providing good roads as also constructing th11 five year plan i.e. 2007-12, out of which and maintaining Government offices and 3053 MW is under State sector, 769.23 MW residential quarters. is under Central sector, 1129 MW is under In view of the high potential in agricultural private sector (Gas based projects), and activity, there has been huge increase in road 631.21 MW are Non conventional Energy network. The total R&B road network in the Projects. State is 69,051 Kms as on 31-03-2009. Of

    this, the National Highways constitute 4,648 * * *

    Kms, the State Highways constitute 10,519 ROADS AND BUILDINGS Kms and Major District Roads constitute BUILDINGS: 32,170 Kms and rural roads 21,714 Kms. 7.4 Plinth area of the Government Buildings The density with reference to R&B road (Both Residential and Non-Residential) in network in the state is 0.23 Kms per one the State has increased from 22.80 lakh square kilometer and 0.86 Kms per 1,000 Sq.feet. as on 1.4.1965 to 99.72 lakh Sq.feet persons. as on 31.3.2009. State Roads

    The State Roads Wing of the R&B ROADS Department constructs and maintains Roads Roads are one of the basic modes of and Bridges to stipulated standard on all transportation system and also an important 52,267 Km Non Core net roads under its priority sector of infrastructure. Systematic control, including those taken over from development of road is one of the important Panchayat Raj Department or other Local pre-requisites for development and Bodies. This is done by removing the acceleration of growth in the economy. existing deficiencies in the road system such Among the different modes of domestic as improvements or widening to the existing transport systems, road transport carries more pavements, Construction of bridges on un-than 80 percent of the goods and passenger bridged crossings or, construction of missing traffic. The network of roads, particularly links and improvements to Geometrics on from rural to urban facilitates speedy existing roads for improved road safety and movement of goods and services and ensures maintenance of the existing roads in order to higher growth trends, social integrity and provide all weather roads and to maintain the well being of the society. The productivity existing roads in good condition. and efficiency of road transport is directly Repairs and Maintenance of Roads linked with the availability and quality of (Non-Plan) road network. The Roads wing is maintaining the road net Roads and Buildings Department came into work of 52,267 Km (Non Core Net roads) out existence in the year 1965 with the merger of of a total 64,321 km State Roads using the the Buildings wing of the Public Works grant under non-plan (maintenance). Department with the Highways Department Under maintenance there are two components as a separate Department for construction and i.e., a) Ordinary maintenance and b) Special upkeep of the Roads and Buildings under one Repairs. department. The scenario on these two Ordinary Maintenance: sectors as on 1.4.1965 was as under: Under Ordinary Maintenance works such as

    Patch work, Sectioning of berms, Jungle

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