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Andhra govt reviewing PPAs in public interest: Official

PTI
Published Jul 15, 2019, 9:10 pm IST
Updated Jul 15, 2019, 9:10 pm IST
Centre had objected to the state government's decision to review PPAs during the Telugu Desam Partys rule on the ground of corruption.
ANdhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy (Photo: File)
 ANdhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy (Photo: File)

Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government has initiated an exercise to review power purchase agreements in the interest of the public and the State, a top official said Monday and added it is not for antagonising the Centre and all facts will be brought to its notice.

The State will go ahead with the exercise, Ajay Kallam, Principal Advisor to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, asserted.

 

He was responding to a query on the Centre's reported objection to the state government's decision to review PPAs during the Telugu Desam Partys rule on the ground of corruption.

"Absolutely there is no issue. They must have responded based on whatever has come to their notice. They may not be knowing facts. We will bring the facts to their notice. Now, we will go on doing the exercise," Kallam told reporters here.

Union Minister of State (Independent) for Power and Renewable Energy R K Singh had reportedly objected to the AP government's move in a two-page letter last week.

 

Emphasising India's environmental and power requirements, the letter reportedly warned the State saying that the exercise would halt the flow of foreign investments into the sector.

Kallam claimed that the Centre may not be aware of "certain facts."

"In governance, it is natural to refer certain pleas to concerned governments or agencies. That does not mean they are finding fault with us or we are antagonising them. They are doing their job, we are doing ours. We are doing it for the sake of public and in the interest of the state," he added.

 

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