AAP blames it on earlier regimes
Chandigarh, Could 14
The AAP at present blamed the selections of earlier Congress and Akali-BJP governments for the facility disaster within the state. AAP chief spokesperson Malwinder Singh Kang alleged conventional events used the facility technology assets of the state for personal beneficial properties and intentionally broken the thermal energy vegetation.
CM and Energy Minister are working around the clock to fulfill the demand. Within the coming days, there will likely be no scarcity. Malwinder Singh Kang, AAP spokesman
Kang mentioned the heatwave had damaged all information, as a result of which the demand for electrical energy had gone up by 40 to 45 per cent in April and Could. “CM Bhagwant Mann and Energy Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO are working around the clock to fulfill the facility demand. Within the coming days, there will likely be no scarcity of electrical energy in Punjab. Consumption will increase yearly in the course of the paddy season, however I wish to guarantee farmers they won’t face any scarcity for the paddy crop. The Chief Minister himself is keeping track of the matter.
Kang alleged the earlier Congress authorities had shut down 4 thermal vegetation in Bathinda and two in Ropar. These vegetation used to generate 800 MW.
He mentioned the Mundra thermal plant in Gujarat, which used to supply electrical energy to 5 states, together with Punjab, had been closed since 2018. Punjab used to get 475 MW from it. Moreover, Akali and Congress governments had not run the coal mine, allotted to Punjab in 2001 in Chhattisgarh’s Pachwara, since 2015, he added.
Kang mentioned the mine had the capability to supply 7 million MT of coal yearly. CM Mann had determined to restart the mine and it could be operationalised by June-end. With personal mine, Punjab would get cheaper coal and the federal government would save Rs 500-600 crore. He mentioned the Mann authorities was additionally planning to advertise photo voltaic vitality. Occasion spokespersons Neel Garg and Shashi Veer Sharma had been additionally current.