Press Reporter News Service
Patiala, December 24
Quickly after resuming cost because the chairman-cum-managing director of the Punjab State Energy Company Restricted (PSPCL), Baldev Singh Sran stated that he would work laborious to supply cheaper and uninterrupted energy to the individuals of the state.
When Sran was reminded of the coal disaster, he stated, “We’ve got our personal coal mine on the Pachhwara block in Jharkhand, and we are able to get cheaper and better-quality coal from there – to generate energy. By operationalising this coal mine – which was not working for lengthy – Punjab can save round Rs 600 crore to Rs 700 crore yearly. Consequently, the price of energy might be lowered and the customers will get advantages thereof,” the brand new CMD stated.
The Supreme Court docket, in September this yr had paved the best way to re-operationalise the Pachhwara coal mine which might help save at the least Rs 20p-30p per unit.
He stated that bringing in cheaper coal from Pachhwara was one of many precedence areas he would work on.
Within the face of upcoming paddy season and the shortcoming of Coal India Restricted to satisfy the demand of the states, the re-operationalisation of the Pachhwara coal mines can be a boon to Punjab, say specialists.
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa, who was current on the event, commenting on the cancellation of the ability buy agreements with the three IPPs, stated the federal government had already made up its thoughts to take over one of many thermal vegetation, and handed a invoice to renegotiate energy tariffs with different two non-public thermal and several other photo voltaic IPPs. The minister claimed that Punjab would as soon as once more be made energy surplus.
‘Disheartened over demand of alternative postings’
In the meantime, CMD Sran stated that he was disheartened over the calls for of the officers for alternative postings. He stated that many officers had already began to press him for postings of their alternative even earlier than he joined the workplace. “The identical eagerness – as proven by some officers to get the postings of their alternative – shouldn’t be seen within the functioning of the division for fixing problems with customers. Our division is already infamous for corruption; subsequently, we must always work actually to enhance its picture.”