Load-shedding is a forgotten term in Bengal, claims CM Mamata Banerjee

Mamata said that Bengal was enjoying an uninterrupted power supply and was in a position to provide power on demand.

Kolkata | Published:June 12, 2014 6:16 pm
mamata-m “Bengal now is in a position to provide power on demand. We have introduced banking of power to suitably utilise the surplus power after our own requirements are fulfilled,” she said. (Source: IE archive)

While Delhi and some other regions are suffering from the double blow of heat wave and long power cuts, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday noted that her state West Bengal was enjoying an uninterrupted power supply and was in a position to provide power on demand.

“During the present scorching summer heat, many parts of the country continue to suffer for long stretches of load-shedding. But in Bengal, load-shedding is now a forgotten term,” the Chief Minister said in a Facebook post.

“Due to rapid improvement in efficiency in our state power sector, people of Bengal are now getting 24×7 power supply,” Banerjee said.

“Bengal now is in a position to provide power on demand. We have introduced banking of power to suitably utilise the surplus power after our own requirements are fulfilled,” she said.

“We are committed to the people of Bengal and do our best for them,” Banerjee said, rebutting criticism of her government by the Opposition.

As the mercury hovered over 45 degrees Celsius in New Delhi, protest-demonstrations have been witnessed in the Capital over long hours of power cuts.

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    aks
    Jun 17, 2014 at 9:50 pm
    ROFL! just had power cut from 10 pm- 3am.What a terrible liar this Mamata is!!
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      Chandan Bhowmick
      Jun 13, 2014 at 5:46 am
      I am staying in KOLKATA ,there is no loadsheding in KOLKATA for last few years.It is to be mentioned that we use to pay high electricity charges beyound 300unit we use to pay @7.95 which is very high in comparision to DELHI consumer .CESC use to purchase electricity at higher charge from open souce and p on the charge to consumers which is not possibvle in DELHI .
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        Girish
        Jun 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm
        Not true. CESC, a private operator is responsible for electricity in Calcutta city, where load-shedding is rare but still happens. However, rest of Bengal is under West Bengal State Electricity Board and load-shedding in summers is a regular feature. Come to think of it, there's no season when power supply is not interrupted.I live there.
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          dd
          Jun 12, 2014 at 6:39 pm
          No industry and now power demand - so no load shedding !
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