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‘Three-Day Power Outage Is Chilling Blow to Mohali’s Industrial Sector’ | Chandigarh News

MOHALI: The industry sector that has gone through very difficult times during the pandemic and containment, which has resulted in heavy losses of business and a drop in demand. The three-day industrial power cut will be the last nail in the coffin for industries in Mohali, said Yogesh Sagar, president of the Mohali Industry Association (MIA).
He said that the MIA did not welcome the decision of the government of Punjab, because this decision had upset all industrialists. “After the lockdown, businesses had barely gained momentum, but imposing a three-day power outage on heavy consumers will make it difficult to maintain them. The industrial sector is urging the government to end these power cuts immediately. ”
As the state faces an unprecedented power shortage amid extreme temperatures, the Chief Minister of the Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, recently ordered the reduction of hours of state government offices and reducing the power supply of energy-intensive industries with immediate effect, to save crops and ease the domestic energy situation.
He also called on all government offices to use electricity wisely, adding that the situation was dire as peak demand in the state reached 14,500 MW. So far, there has been no decision on banning the use of air conditioners in government offices, which will operate from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until further notice, an official spokesperson said after the ceremony. meeting.
Not making the decision immediately, manufacturers said the government had to anticipate the crisis and arrange for excess electricity to meet demand. Derabassi-based industrialist Ashwani Sharma said, “We are small-scale industrialists and live off production, sales and daily income. We are very dependent on the government electricity supply. When we don’t get electricity, we face direct losses. Derabassi is already facing major blackouts, causing us huge losses. And now the official blackouts are going to ruin us even more.