Uttarakhand Energy Crisis: On CM demand Center order issue electricity to state for six months
In the first phase, the Union Ministry of Energy has issued an order to the state to provide 1631 MW power from the unallocated quota for six months. Amar Ujala had disclosed this in the news ‘Uttarakhand will get additional power for three months from the Centre’ in its Wednesday issue itself. Its order was issued on Wednesday evening itself.
Actually, there is a continuous power crisis in the state. In the past till February 28, power was available from the unallocated quota of the Centre, which had stopped. After the efforts of the government, 300 MW additional power was received till 31st March.
Ministry allocated six months in the first phase
Now, even before the end of its term, in view of the upcoming crisis, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami had held talks with Union Energy Minister RK Singh. The proposal was sent to the Union Ministry of Power till March 31 next year. In the first phase of this proposal, the ministry has made month-wise allocation of electricity.
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The special thing is that this electricity will be available at a cheaper rate of about five rupees per unit. UPCL Director Project Ajay Kumar Agarwal said late in the evening that a total of 1631 MW electricity order has been received for six months.
He told that this will provide a lot of relief in the midst of power crisis in the summer season. The ministry has allotted six months in the first phase. The rest will be allotted till March next year under the second phase in September.
How much electricity will be available in which month:
Month – Electricity (in MW)
- April – 332.5
- May – 332.5
- June – 317.4
- July – 276
- August- 207
- September – 165.6