Prof. Kodandaram, Chairman Telangana Joint Action Committee or T-JAC on Sunday suggested the government to install a ban on air conditioners in government offices in order to recover a bit of power crisis.
A meeting of T-JAC was held on Sunday, the first major after formation of state, to discuss over various issues of the newly formed state. In the press conference held after the meeting, Kodandaram said, “People and especially farmers are in distress as far as power supply is concerned. As part of sharing the distress and in view of saving energy, the government officers must stop using air-conditioners. It should be applicable for government officials belonging to both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in Hyderabad”.
“Companies are coming forward to generate and sell solar power at the cost of Rs.5.5 per unit. The government must take steps to call tenders immediately and aim at generating 3,000 MW within a time frame of six months”, added Kodandaram.
Welcoming the proposed debate in the state assembly on farmers’ issues, Kodandaram said, “It is good that the government obliged to take up the debate in the assembly. The opposition parties must take part and come with constructive suggestions”.