Kerala Power Minister M M Mani Sunday said government would consider buying power from outside if it is necessary to avoid load-shedding to meet the state’s demands. “The government’s priority is to avoid any difficulty for people due to power crunch,” he told reporters after visiting the Moolamattom power house in Idukki, where three generators were shut down Saturday due to valve leakage.
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“The government is mulling to buy power from outside if it is necessary to avoid load-shedding.Our priority is to avoid any difficulty for people due to this,” he said. The minister also said the technical snag at the power house would be resolved by December 16.
Three generators at the Moolamattom power house, a major power station in the state, were shut down after officials found leakage in the inlet valve of the ‘pen-stock pipe’.