Power crisis deepens in Rajasthan too.
Along with all the states, now in Rajasthan also a severe power crisis has arisen due to shortage of coal (Coal Crisis In Rajasthan). Power cuts continue in rural areas, Rajasthan has a shortage of 2883 MW electricity compared to the supply. On one hand, where Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot blamed the central government for the power crisis, the BJP has blamed it on the state government.
Declared and undeclared cuts continue in rural areas and towns. Instead of finding a solution to this crisis, the state and central government are blaming each other for the crisis. The BJP alleged that the cause of the crisis was the Rajasthan government. Deputy Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathod says that the reason for this crisis is non-payment of 600 crores to Coal India and buying coal from private companies instead of Coal India. Now when the crisis has arisen, they are asking for coal from Coal India.
11 racks are needed but only 5 are available
The power crisis can be gauged from the fact that the power houses of Rajasthan require 11 rakes of coal daily. But getting only 05 racks of coal. Shortage of 6 rakes per day i.e. 2600 tonnes of coal. The crisis may deepen further if the demand for electricity from farmers increases in the coming days due to the irrigation of Rabi crops. Chairman of Rajasthan’s power companies R. K Sharma clarified that the dues of Coal India have been paid, now it is ready to give endows but coal is not available.
Take out the crisis, not put the burden on the states: Gehlot
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot alleged that the reason for the crisis is not the state, but water filling of coal mines and increasing international demand for coal is becoming expensive. Gehlot said that it is the responsibility of the central government to remove the states from the power crisis and not put the burden on the states. On the other hand, Union Energy Minister RK Singh has said that the management of the Center is fine. The states are exaggerating the power crisis.
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