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BJP blames Maharashtra govt for coal shortage at power plants

BJP blames Maharashtra govt for coal scarcity at energy vegetation | Information

Mumbai: The opposition BJP in Maharashtra on Thursday mentioned the Shiv Sena-led MVA authorities was solely chargeable for scarcity of coal which has affected energy era at thermal vegetation within the state.
State BJP chief spokesperson Keshav Upadhye alleged that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities’s “irresponsible” steps had been accountable for the coal scarcity.
Upadhye mentioned, “Coal India Ltd on March 9 this 12 months had requested all thermal energy vegetation to raise and inventory ample coal. A letter was despatched to state-based vegetation together with these positioned at Bhusaval, Koradi (close to Nagpur) and Chandrapur. Nonetheless, energy era utility MahaGenco on March 21 knowledgeable Coal India that the state’s electrical energy requirement has gone down.”
He focused state Power Minister Nitin Raut over the facility situation. “The state power minister has been constantly saying that energy consumption has elevated due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Nonetheless, he informs Coal India that energy requirement has gone down. It exposes the double commonplace of the MVA authorities,” Upadhye mentioned.
Coal India accounts for over 80 per cent of the home coal output. The central PSU is the biggest coal-producing firm on the planet.
Earlier this week, Raut had mentioned Maharashtra is dealing with a scarcity of three,500 to 4,000 MW of electrical energy provide and blamed “mismanagement and lack of planning” on half Coal India for the scenario.
“The Maharashtra authorities’s irresponsible working type could lead on us to face an acute scarcity of energy era,” Upadhye mentioned. He mentioned Raut had earlier claimed that energy consumption has elevated within the state as a result of most individuals have been working from house as a result of pandemic.
Requested a couple of video purportedly displaying an NCP MLA climbing on a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Hingoli district, Upadhye mentioned his act was unacceptable. “The NCP MLA Raju Navaghare was seen climbing on a horse statue to Shivaji Maharaj to garland it. That is extremely unacceptable and insulting to the icon of our state,” he mentioned. “There was no motion and even remark from the NCP or the Shiv Sena, who in any other case boast about following the trail of the late Maratha king,” Upadhye mentioned.
The BJP spokesperson additionally hit out at NCP president Sharad Pawar, whose celebration is a key constituent of the ruling MVA, saying he has no time for the farmers of Maharashtra.
“Sharad Pawar has time to touch upon what occurred to farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri (in Uttar Pradesh), however ignores the truth that over 2,000 farmers have dedicated suicide in Maharashtra. He has no time for the Maharashtra farmers who’re allegedly ending their life on account of disaster within the agriculture sector,” he mentioned.
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