Because the electrical energy technology was hit attributable to coal scarcity within the nation, its impact has began displaying in Bihar with many districts dealing with greater than 10 hours of energy outage for the previous couple of days.
In line with an official, Bihar required 6,500-megawatt electrical energy however the state authorities managed to get solely 4,700 megawatt. The contribution of the central authorities is 3,200 megawatt and the state authorities is buying the remaining 1,500 megawatt from the open market at the price of Rs 20 per unit.
Such a scenario arose after the Centre decreased energy provide by greater than 20 per cent. Consequently many districts particularly in North Bihar aren’t receiving ample energy provide.
Muzaffarpur district has the biggest grid in North Bihar. The state authorities is utilizing its feeders in rotation to provide electrical energy to different districts.
Saharsa district usually will get 50 megawatt however now attributable to decreased energy provide, it’s receiving solely 35 megawatt.
Equally, Madhepura is getting solely 80 megawatt as a substitute of 100 megawatt, Araria is getting 100 megawatt as a substitute of 120 megawatt, Katihar is receiving 75 megawatt as a substitute of 90 megawatt, Kishanganj is getting solely 20 megawatt whereas its regular capability is 60 megawatt, Purnea is getting 110 megawatt as a substitute of 150 megawatt, Lakhisarai is getting 20 megawatt whereas its regular capability is 25 megawatt, Khagaria is receiving 15 megawatt whereas is capability is 40 megawatt, Munger is receiving 70 megawatt whereas its requirement is 90 megawatt.
Moreover, districts like Banka, Bhojpur, Aurangabad, Buxar, Saran, Gopalganj, Jahanabad, Gaya and Arwal are additionally receiving 20 to 30 per cent much less electrical energy provide.
Earlier, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday mentioned that the state authorities is working arduous to acquire energy to keep away from reduce. Electrical energy provide is not going to be disrupted within the state, he had mentioned.
Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industries claims that decrease provide has not affected industries within the state. The officers consider that almost all of the models are closed attributable to Durga Puja.
“Because the Durga Puja is presently underway within the state, the vast majority of the commercial models are shut. It might have an effect on manufacturing if the state authorities wouldn’t act swiftly. I personally consider that the state authorities is taking measures to carry the scenario below management,” mentioned Amit Mukherji, basic secretary of Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industries.