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Punjab should prepare to deal with power crisis: Navjot Sidhu

Chhattisgarh and Delhi have also raised the issue of coal shortage in the last few days. (file)

Chandigarh:

Punjab Pradesh Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday said that Punjab should be prepared for the power crisis arising due to shortage of coal in power plants and it should be stopped.

He also demanded that private thermal plants that do not maintain coal stock for the stipulated time should be penalized for violating the guidelines.

Sidhu tweeted, “Instead of repentance and repair, Punjab should prevent and prepare…Private thermal plants flouting guidelines, domestic consumers should be penalized for not keeping coal stock for 30 days,” Mr. Sidhu tweeted. tweeted.

Talking about the alternative of coal for power generation, he said that it is time to work aggressively on the solar power model.

“It is time to aggressively work on solar PPAs and grid-connected roof-top solar,” Mr Sidhu said in his tweet.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday asked the Center to immediately increase the state’s coal supply as per the quota to tide over the power crisis. couple of days.

Other states like Chhattisgarh and Delhi have also raised the issue of coal shortage in the last few days.

Amid fears of power failure in the national capital, officials of Delhi’s Ministry of Power, BSES and Tata Power on Sunday reached the residence of Union Power Minister RK Singh to discuss the shortage of coal in power plants.

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