Centre slams Delhi government for ‘deceptive public’ on power disaster, spreading panic | India News

New Delhi: Union Power Minister R Ok Singh had claimed that the Delhi government has been deceptive the general public with incorrect details about the power state of affairs within the nationwide capital, PTI reported on Sunday (May 1, 2022).

The Union Power Minister, in a letter to the Delhi power minister, expressed his concern and displeasure on the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government deceptive the general public. 

Singh has replied to the Delhi power minister’s letter and mentioned the figures of the shares weren’t appropriate. 

Earlier, on Friday, Delhi power minister Satyendar Jain claimed that some power crops within the nationwide capital have inventory for solely a day and raised an alarm on the difficulty.

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According to the Union Power Minister’s letter, coal inventory on the Dadri plant was 202.40 thousand tonnes, which is enough for 8.43 days at 85 p.c PLF (plant load issue) on April 29, 2022. On the opposite hand, coal inventory at Unchahar plant was 97.62 thousand tonnes, enough for 4.6 days at 85 per cent PLF or capability utilisation. Similarly, coal at Kahalgaon plant was 187 thousand tonnes (5.31 days), 234.22 thousand tonnes (8.38 days) at Farakka and 162.56 thousand tonnes at Jhajjar (8.02 days) on April 29.

Singh additionally claimed that 5 thermal power stations have enough reserve coal shares for 5-8 days. Singh added that the shares are replenished on a day by day foundation — each from home sources and coal imported for mixing functions.

NTPC has additionally declared 100% availability from Dadri and Unchahar power stations, the minister talked about in his letter.

Singh mentioned panic was sought to be created through the use of improper figures and this was reprehensible.

Citing some earlier cases, he mentioned in October 2021 panic was sought to be created amongst folks about disruption of power provides on the idea that fuel provide to Delhi’s gas-based crops was more likely to be disrupted, which proved to be baseless.

The minister careworn that advance fuel provide association had not been made by the Delhi government and that the Power Department of Delhi is predicted to watch these points.

(With PTI inputs)

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