The Fact News Service
Ferozepur, October 31
Attempts are being made to purchase power from other states. This was stated by Vini Mahajan, Chief Secretary (CS), today as she was here to take stock of various development works and other administrative matters concerning Ferozepur, Fazilka, Moga and Muktsar.
She said coal reserves had virtually depleted due to suspension of freight trains amid farmers’ stir, and the thermal plants had stopped generating power.
The Railways had resumed operations of goods train last week, but due to some sporadic incidents of protests by farmers, the services were again discontinued, hitting the state’s industrial sector.
The CS reviewed the development projects related to all four districts. She also discussed vital issues such as stubble burning, GST collection, revenue matters, initiatives to prevent drug peddling, Covid situation and measures to prevent spread of dengue and typhoid. Mahajan also exhorted the DCs to ensure proper attendance of various government officials and field staff in offices, to avoid inconvenience to public.