June 21, 2009

Punjab Electricity Problem Worsens

Punjab State Electricity Board had increased the duration of power cuts from 4 to 6 hours daily. A technical problem has developed in a thermal power station. The Board is, also , not getting adequate supply from other states.

The off days of power intensive industry like electric arc furnaces has been increased by one more day.

The delay in the advancement of the monsoon has further increased the problem . Paddy transplantation is in full swing. In the absence of rain water has to be pumped from tube wells using electricity.

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