PANAJI: With industries raising concern over regular power shortages, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that his government had given the nod to purchase 125 megawatts of power from the open market.
“Have given the nod to purchase 125 megawatts of power from the open market. We will begin purchasing power in the next two days. This will resolve issues of the industries in Goa,” said Sawant.
Power Minister Sudin Dhavalikar yesterday held a meeting with representatives of industry bodies over the power issues in industrial areas.
Stating that all states are doing load-shedding, Dhavalikar have said that there is a shortage of around 125-150 megawatts for industries.
“We have decided to purchase additional power from the open market. The proposal to purchase power will be sent to the chief minister, and he will take the decision by Tuesday morning,” Dhavalikar had said.
Dhavalikar had said that if the state does not purchase power before April 30, all industries operating will face power issues.
Sawant also said that his government is committed to infrastructural as well as human development in the state.
CM Sawant today laid the foundation stone for the construction of New Administration Building for Pernem Municipal Council in the presence of MLA of Pernem Pravin Arlekar, MLA of Mandrem Jit Arolkar, and Chairperson of Pernem Municipal Council Usha Nagvekar.
“The New Municipal Council Building shall render substantial space to carry out duties towards the people of Pernem. Our Govt is committed to infrastructural as well as human development in the state,” said CM Sawant