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Snag at JBVNL power feeder at Gamharia leads to erratic power supply

Jamshedpur, June 6 : Short supply from the central load despatch coupled with a major technical snag at a JBVNL power feeder at Gamharia in adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district have resulted in erratic power supply and prolonged load sheddings at several beyond Tata Steel command like Jugssalai, Mango, Parsudih, Govindpur, Sonari and Kadma during the last couple of days.

The power crisis in turn has resulted in drinking water crisis at several places. “ We are being forced to procure drinking water in containers from distant places as due to the erratic supply we cannot operate the submersible pumps,” said a resident of Dimna Road in Mango.

The Mango, Govindpur, Jugsalai and several other areas is not getting poewr for over 12 hours during the past couple of days. Kadma, and Sonari localities which has JBVNL supply was also confronting power cuts of 6-7 hours.

Supply restrictions from the CLD has hampered power supply since yesterday at places like Mango, Adityapur, Parsudih, Chhota govindpur, Sonari, Jugsalai, Sundernagar , Ghorabandha and several other places. The Gamharia and the Golmuri power grid sub-stations have been badly hit by the problems at the TVNL, said JBVNL officials.

However, they added that efforts are on to streamline the power supply.

Production process in the small industries at Adityapur in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district were affected due to the power crisis. ” The power crisis has returned to haunt us.

With the beginning of summer season the situation arise. Production got affected in several industries, which does not have diesel generator sets. Local JBVNL officials assured us that power supply was expected to improve from tomorrow,” said a spokesperson of Adityapur Small Industries Association ( ASIA).

The industrial units at Adityapur and Gamharia, which are dependent on JBVNL, also faced problems, as a majority was unable to meet schedules due to poor power supply.

“The situation is really pathetic in the country’s biggest industrial hub. Gamharia grid that feeds the Adityapur Industrial Area normally requires an average 130 mega watt but at present the grid is receiving only 40 to 50 mega watt resulting in industries to cut production.

Apart from the alternative hour power cut, electricity goes off any time before and after it at unscheduled hours, hitting our production badly,” said an industrialist of Adityapur Industrial Area.

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