New Delhi/Chandigarh: Power Minister of Punjab Harbhajan Singh met Union Minister for Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi at Parliament House in the national capital and also called upon R.K.Singh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy to discuss the concerns of the State of Punjab over ongoing coal crisis and power-related issues on Wednesday.
Harbhajan Singh also met R.K.Singh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy in Delhi to discuss the power related issues of Punjab. He informed the Union Power Minister that due to ongoing country-wide coal crisis, the power plants in the State of Punjab will face acute shortage of coal during the forthcoming Paddy Season-2022. He requested the Union Power Minister to allocate 1500 MW power to the State of Punjab on urgent basis from the Central Sector Generating Stations in order to provide uninterrupted 8 hours power supply to Agriculture Sector and uninterrupted power supply to other consumers in Punjab. The Union Power Minister assured that he would look into the matter and provide sufficient quantity of un-allocated power to Punjab.
Punjab Cabinet Minister also took up the matter regarding Bhakhra Beas Management Board with Union Power Minister.