Ruchika M. Khanna
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 6
As the power scenario continues to stay grim in Punjab, largescale industries have been requested to shut down operations for an additional three days, till July 10.
The orders for extending the power restrictions on largescale industries, utilizing over 100 KW of load, in Central, North and West zones have been issued by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) late Monday evening. The steady provide business has additionally been requested to use simply 50 per cent of the sanctioned load / contracted load, from July 8 to July 18. These models are to this point allowed to use simply 30 per cent of the contracted load.
Even because the PSPCL continues to cater to the rise in agriculture load – thanks to the delayed monsoon- the economic financial system within the state goes for a six, due to the restrictions. Industrialists throughout the state are ruing in regards to the big losses they’ve to incur and are questioning the federal government rationale behind imposing cuts.
“For a unit having 50 staff, the per day loss is estimated at Rs 35,000. For how lengthy can we maintain amid such losses. Is financial system to be sacrificed on the altar of vote financial institution politics?,” questions Badish Jindal, president, Federation of Punjab Small (*10*) Association.
The state’s power common demand on this paddy season has elevated to a mean of 14500 MW, whereas the provision has remained static at 13200 MW. As the each day hole hovers between 1300-1500 MW, the state power utility has little choice however to impose cuts. Unscheduled power cuts on home and business shoppers.