The new power minister, Veerappa Moily, on Wednesday assured the nation that grid failures will not recur in the future. Moily, while making this announcement, said he has called a meeting of chief ministers of some of the affected states on August 6 to discuss the issue of power shortage and prevention of grid failures in the future.
On Tuesday, while India suffered its worst power outage due to multiple grid failures spanning across 19 states bringing the country to grinding halt. Nearly half of India’s population of 60 million, essential services including Railways, Metro Rail, hospitals, offices and India Inc all suffered equally because of the multiple grid failures that started on Monday and spilled over on Tuesday.
“Things are normal. Now there is absolute normalcy... 100 per cent has been done and I can assure reassure the entire nation that what has happened all these two-three days will not recur... Nothing will happen again Moily said at his maiden Press conference after taking over as the country’s new power minister.
“At this point of time we don t want or start any blame game on any state either on overloading or whatever it is. Without co-operation of state and without cooperation of Centre nothing can be done,” he said.
The meeting of Chief Ministers of eight states and administrator of the union territory of Chandigarh has been summoned on August 6.
“We thought it fit and appropriate to convene a meeting of all the chief ministers of all affected eight states and one union territory on August 6 in the noon.
Corporate affairs minister Moily, who has also been assigned the additional charge of the Power Ministry will also meet the secretaries and principal of power of the states on August 6 before he meets the state chief ministers.