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Punjab reels under power cuts | India News – Times of India


PATIALA/CHANDIGARH/AMRAVATI: The persisting coal crisis forced Punjab to continue with power cuts, 3-9 hours in a day, for the fourth day in a row, on Tuesday, while Haryana, in contrast, claimed to have enough stocks to run its power plants. In Andhra Pradesh, directions to implement power cuts from Saturday led to a rush among people to buy inverters as traders jacked up its prices by nearly 30%.
In Rajasthan, chief minister Ashok Gehlot said it is the Centre’s responsibility to help states in the matter.
In Punjab, as industry continued to suffer due to unscheduled power cuts, the coal stocks in the state remained critically low.
The Nabha Power Limited, Rajpura, plant has 2.3 days coal stock, Talwandi Sabo Power Limited in Mansa district’s Banawala village has stock of 1.7 days and GVK 1.3 days. while the state-run power plant in Ropar has 3.2 days stock and the one at Lehra Mohabbat has stock for 2.6 days.
The Haryana power utilities claimed to have enough stocks to run its power plants in Panipat, Yamunanagar and Hisar districts.





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