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Power crisis: Punjab CM directs govt offices to function from 8 am to 2 pm

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, July 1

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With the state reeling underneath an unprecedented energy scarcity amid excessive temperatures, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday ordered curtailment in timings of state authorities workplaces from Friday, and slicing down of energy provide to excessive vitality consuming industries with speedy impact, to avoid wasting crops and ease the home energy state of affairs.

Learn additionally: Punjab reels underneath lengthy, unscheduled energy cuts

Extreme energy scarcity shuts industrial models for two days in components of Punjab

He additionally appealed to all authorities workplaces to make even handed use of electrical energy in authorities workplaces, including that the state of affairs was dire as the height demand within the state had touched a whopping 14,500 MW. Thus far, there isn’t any resolution on ban on use of ACs in authorities workplaces, which is able to perform from eight am to 2 pm until additional orders, an official spokesperson mentioned after the assembly.

The Chief Minister additionally urged the agitating Energy Division workers to name off their stir, which has aggravated the disaster, with complaints of breakdowns ensuing from overloading of feeders and sub-stations not being handle promptly.

Reviewing the state of affairs at a high-level assembly, the Chief Minister constituted a three-member committee, comprising Extra Chief Secretary – Growth, CMD – PSPCL and Particular Secretary Finance, to resolve the grievances of the agitating workers.

He assured the staff that each one their real calls for shall be duly thought of for applicable motion.

Declaring that the farmers had been shedding treasured paddy transplantation time as a result of energy breakdowns, the Chief Minister made it clear that the agriculture sector wanted to be prioritized for uninterrupted energy provide.

He reiterated his authorities’s dedication to making sure common provide of energy at subsidised charges to the state’s Agricultural, Home and Industrial shoppers.

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