Amravati, Nagpur may face power cuts in summer
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 00:13
  
Amravati: Minister of state for power Vijay Wadettiwar today said that Maharashtra Government would buy power from other sources to meet the demand of electricity in the state if its power projects fail to generate enough electricity.

Wadettiwar was addressing a press conference here during his tour of the district to review the works by MSEDCL and water conservation projects.

He said the possibility of load-shedding-free Amravati district facing power cuts at present is zero but nothing can be predicted about the summer.

Due to scarce rainfall in the state this year, power production in thermal power project has decreased substantially and this may create power shortage. In such situation, not only Amravati or Nagpur but entire state may face the load shedding, said Wadettiwar.

The minister denied that Amravati will have to face surplus charges of Rs 69 paise per unit of electricity as the city has been made load shedding free. The decision is yet to be taken and no surplus amount is being charged presently, the Minister said.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 00:13


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