Electricity consumers and farmers of South Gujarat will continue to get power supply as per routine: DGVCL
Request not to be swayed by rumors of power shortage or speculation of shortage: DGVCL
Surat (Gujarat) [India], October 23: Managing Director of Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited (DGVCL), Arvind Vijayan has rejected the rumors about power shortage in south Gujarat. Vijayan stated the farmers and customers of DGVCL are getting an adequate power supply.
Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, DGVCL MD, Arvind Vijayan said, “Rumour mongers are trying to malign the image of DGVCL. We want to clarify to our esteemed customers and farmers that there is no power shortage in South Gujarat”
According to Vijayan, South Gujarat’s power consumers are getting daily power supply in a continuous and timely manner against the current demand of 3,650 megawatts. There is currently no shortage of electricity.
Vijayan further said the 50-100 megawatt of load shedding (power cut) is carefully divided into 96 slots of 15 minutes each, to ensure that the consumers get 24 hours of uninterrupted power supply. The DGVCL has operationalized about four new power generation units.
Vijayan said, “The demand for agricultural feeders in rural areas was 12 MW during the monsoon season, which has now increased to 165 MW. We are ensuring timely and adequate power supply to farmers in the region. Even if there is a power cut for half-an-hour, farmers are compensated accordingly”
The press conference was attended by Rita Pereira, chief engineer of DGVCL, and additional chief engineer, HR Shah.