The state government has decided to reduce power supply by three hours in villages, two hours in districts, and one hour at the divisional level due to rising power prices. The country is in the grip of a coal crisis. We are paying Rs 15 per unit, but we are still unable to obtain electricity, Power Minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati said.
Rajasthan has over 1.7 lakh industrial units and thousands of units of industrial output are also likely to be impacted due to power cuts. Several districts across the state experienced unofficial power outages lasting 6 to 7 hours. The state government has also asked industrial units to use power wisely.
Rajasthan’s power crisis has worsened as a result of the Gehlot government’s failure to take timely action on coal mining in Chhattisgarh, says state BJP chief Dr Satish Poonia. Last month, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlots met with Baghel and asked him to expedite the process of ensuring coal mining for the state. However, the power situation in the state is likely to worsen due to the coal shortage.