The power generation in Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has decreased by 400 MW on Saturday on account of the indefinite strike by the 27,000 regular and contract workers and shrinking resources for power generation, as per information received by reliable sources.
However, power supply is maintained in the automatised plant with the engineers. The corporation has also stocked lignite in view of the strike. However, it has substantially decreased and could last for about a week, sources said.
On the other hand, the regular and contract workers of NLC have resolved to picket the thermal I unit of NLC on Tuesday in a bid to prevent the engineers and officers from entering the plant.
As the power generation is maintained by the engineers, the workers who are protesting against the Central Government’s move to disinvest five per cent shares of the corporation see this as a measure to give sting to their protest.
The agitations have continued with the workers holding demonatrations at Q bridge in Neyveli.
The trade unions are also going to move petition in High Court on Monday seeking stay of the injunction order on the strike .