It is rightly said where the Congress party put its step forward the problem starts emerging. In fact the name of the Congress party is Problem. The same is being witnessed in the states of MadhyaPradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan which has recently gone under the rule of Congress
Back to back, one after the other the people of state are facing the heat of various false promises made by the Congress Government
Already struggling with the Urea crisis, the state under the leadership of senior Congress leader Kamal Nath is now faced with another crisis. Now the state is witnessing a potential power shortage due to diminishing coal stocks in major power plants.
Four prominent power plants in the state are left with very little stocks of coal that would only last one to two days’ and any delay in its supply could lead to a power shortage, the sources claimed.
Although officers from the Department of Energy have said that the situation is not out of control yet as power plants are being supplied coal stocks in excess of the daily requirements and the department is also busy enhancing the coal supplies but the situation seems to be different and telling a different story
Four major power plants, including Singaji, Chachai (Amarkantak), Birsinghpur and Satpura, require around 60,000 metric tonnes of coal daily, and the problem arises from the fact that coal supplies are almost in the same range due to which the plants are not able to compile additional stocks.
Whatever quantity of coal these plants require they get from the central pool, but the central pool facilities have minimal stocks. So if the supplies are ever hindered for a day or two, the power generation could face a serious impact.
Power plant at Amarkantak has 49,580 metric tonne coal, Birsinghpur plant has 24, 940 metric tonne, Singaji plant has 30,855 tonne and the Satpura thermal power plant has 22,706 metric tonne left in stock. In all, these thermal power plants require 60,000 metric tonne coal per day to stay afloat.
Various public sector companies are supplying 15 to 20 racks of coal on a daily basis but there are probable chances of state getting into power crisis.
Earlier also during the Congress’ government with the tenure of former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh MP had plunged into a deep power crisis after most power plants were pocketed by Chhattisgarh which carved out of the central state in 2000. With the season of Rabi, a winter crop, at its peak, the demand for power is now around 13,000 MW in the state.
The Congress had always attacked Prime Minister Modi on issue of farmer distress and made it a major political and electoral issue. But now when Congress has got power, the farmers of those states are struggling more. The same urea which was easily available in the BJP era at a nominal price is scarce in the state and being sold in black. At the peak time farmers are also facing power crisis. This shows the hypocrisy of Congress Government which only thinks about coming into power by hook and crook and later exploit the people