Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Centre shuts up Kejriwal: There is no outage due to power shortage

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said the power situation in the Capital is critical. His Power Minister Satyendra Jain has claimed that the national Capital could face a blackout in two days. Well, the Central government has cited Delhi’s own DISCOMs details to rubbish the fear-mongering. 

“There was no outage on account of power shortage”, the Central government said on Tuesday. This statement came after home minister Amit Shah held a meeting with the power minister RK Singh and coal minister Pralhad Joshi. 

The Power Ministry has further warned states of getting power quantity ‘temporarily reduced’ or ‘withdrawn and reallocated to other States if it does not schedule the unallocated power. 

Jain on one had claimed that NTPC is not supplying even half of the electricity demand. On the other hand, he said that current demands are not high and they are able to provide whatever is required. 

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia is still issuing barbs. He said that union power ministry is “undermining” the looming coal crisis in India. He also claimed that the Centre is unable to provide adequate coal to state for power generation. 

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