New Delhi: Jharkhand has been witnessing power cuts for a longer duration since the beginning of summer, and cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s wife who lives in the state’s capital Ranchi has raised concerns about the same.
Sakshi Singh has questioned the Jharkhand government for the huge power crisis in the state. She took to Twitter and said, “As a tax payer of Jharkhand just want to know why is there a power crisis in Jharkhand since so many years ? We are doing our part by consciously making sure we save energy !
Sakshi’s tweet comes amid reports of coal shortage in the state leading to longer power outages due to the high demand for electricity. Due to a coal crisis, power companies have started load shedding in the state to meet the shortage of electricity.
Meanwhile, Union Minister for Power RK Singh on Monday met Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to discuss measures to enhance efficiency in coal transport to power plants. Singh urged all stakeholders at the Centre and state level to work hand in hand for an unhindered power supply, the Ministry of Power said in a statement. The minister urged the Power Gencos to own freight rakes under the scheme of the Ministry of Railways to deal with logistic constraints in coal supply. Representatives from Coal and Power PSUs and states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra also joined the meeting virtually.
There is also a heatwave in the state with most parts of the state witnessing temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. A heatwave is predicted in the districts of Girdhi, East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum, Ranchi, Bokaro, Koderma, Palamu, Garhwa, Chatra till April 28.