Bathinda: The demand for power supply has increased a lot since the paddy season starts. Capt Amarinder Singh’s government, who ruled over the Akalis, would never want the government to hear the opponents of the issue of power. If it is to be said that the Congress government in Punjab has run on the Akalis road on the issue of power, then this will not be an exaggeration.The Congress government is now going to do something similar against the agreements signed by the Akali Dal for setting up of thermal plants in Punjab with the private sector companies in the name of power surplus in the state during the Akali government. According to sources, the Captain government has signed an agreement with Gujarat’s private power company to buy 1,000 MW power in the past.On the other hand, there has been a permanent shutdown process for two units of the public sector Guru Nanak Dev University thermal plant and Ropar Thermal Plant.The Government is being asked to pass the resolution in this regard, due to the old age of these units, there is excessive expenditure on power generation. However, in the name of the renovation of two units of Bathinda thermal plant, the crores of rupees have been spent in the past, which has been closed in the well after closure.A total of 2640 MW is being produced in 14 units of Bathinda, Ropar and Lehra Mohabat in the public sector. Under the previous SAD-BJP government’s agreement to increase the production of power, the contract for companies dealing with the thermal plots of Vanwala (Talwandi Sabo), Rajpura and Goindwal Sahib planted in the state would be Rs. 40 per unit. Accordingly, the Punjab government has been giving donations to them. Powercom had to shut down two of the three hydraulics of its therman dam due to the Gujarat agreement, while the hydel power costs zero per unit. Otherwise, all the public sector units have been shut down due to heavy rains in the state. In protest against these decisions of the government, the General Council of the Guru Nanak Thermal Plant Employees Federation has decided to fight from Saturday.Federation President Mr. Gursewak Singh claimed that instead of getting any relief from the power crisis due to rains, the owners of private thermal companies and Gujarat companies engaged in the Punjab have got the relief as they have full recovery through low fuel consumption (low coal consumption). Is happening When the power procured from Gujarat due to the rains is going on, it is going on forever. He claimed that if the Punjab government had run its government thermal plants to meet the state’s power requirements by not compromising Gujarat, then the powercom could have benefited greatly from rain by shutting down on rains.
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