Electricity Crisis in Punjab: Amidst sustained peak power demand levels the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has ramped up its efforts to deal with the crisis. Likewise, the Ludhiana industry has started operations.
Chief Managing Director (CMD), PSPCL, A Venu Prasad said that Ludhiana industry regulation was over and the Continous Process Industry in the state except those dealing in essential services will be allowed to operate at 30 percent capacity from Monday.
The electricity supply is satisfactory despite fault at the second unit of TSPCL which is being rectified, he said, adding that all-out efforts were on to bring the overall power supply to normalcy at the earliest.
Units dealing in essential services including poultry, rice shellers, telecom, and call centres have been exempted from these restrictions and are allowed to operate fully, he added.
Assuring the Industry sector of fullest support in regaining full working potential soon, the CMD said that the department was fully committed to ensuring uninterrupted quality supply to all sectors.
With paddy sowing season in full swing, the department is also ensuring uninterrupted 8-hour supply to farmers across the state, the CMD stated.
Meanwhile, all efforts were being made to balance the demand and supply equation at the earliest to avoid any hardship to any citizen, he added.