New Delhi: Punjab’s chief minister met Prime Minister Modi in order to sort cash crunch faced by their state government. A news report of dailyhunt stated that the CM wants to sell excessive power to Nepal and Pakistan.
The CM informed Modi that they generate more electricity than the requirement. Punjab has a surplus of 1000MW after meeting the internal needs. The private thermal power plant has resulted in the generation of surplus power.
Seeking PM’s intervention, he said that the power plant being close to the international border will make the supply easier. However, it may take a year to set up whole arrangement.
Due to security reasons, farmers are also needed to cultivate only certain crops. Whereas, the state has to give compensation to the farmers, which leads to financial crisis. For the first time in 10 years, the state has asked to sell power across the border.
The chief minister also asked the PM that the central government should bear the compensation given, instead of sharing it with the state. Also, there should be given more liberty to the farmers in terms of cultivation.