New Delhi, Jagran Team. Many states have still not recovered from the deepening power crisis due to shortage of coal. The problem persists in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. It is only a matter of relief that the situation in the urban areas of Uttarakhand, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh has improved somewhat as compared to the last days. There is no problem in Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and Chhattisgarh. The worst situation is in Punjab. In different districts, the cut is still being done for two to six hours.
Electricity had to be bought from the market at the rate of twenty rupees per unit
Powercom on Tuesday bought electricity worth Rs 36.42 crore at the rate of 14.06 paise per unit, but even then there was a shortfall of about two thousand MW. This is having an impact on the common consumers and the industry. Electricity had to be bought in Uttarakhand too, yet the shortage persists. In such a situation, there was a cut of four to six hours in rural areas. There is an improvement in the power supply in Bihar, but the speed of supply is relatively slow. The state had to buy electricity from the market at the rate of twenty rupees per unit.
Electricity is not being produced as per the demand in Madhya Pradesh, so the situation of over draw from the central grid continued on Tuesday as well. However, there is no power crisis at the district and tehsil level. Unannounced power cuts are happening in rural areas.
There is relief in these states
While many states of the country are facing power crisis due to coal crisis, power supply in Himachal Pradesh has not been affected yet. There is no power cut in Himachal Pradesh. Presently the demand of electricity in the state is 295 lakh units per day. The power supply is also almost the same. There is no power cut in Delhi. Energy Minister Satyendar Jain says that the Delhi government is supplying 24 hours electricity to the people of Delhi by buying expensive electricity. There is no power cut in Chhattisgarh right now. There has been no adverse impact of the coal crisis in Haryana so far. At present, more electricity is being supplied than what was the demand and consumption of electricity in the state in the last two years.