Power outages to spike as farmers' rail blockade cuts off thermal plants' coal supply
Punjab could be facing severe power outages in the coming week. If it happens, this will be the result of the massive 'rail roko' movement launched by farmers in opposition to the Centre's new agriculture laws.
No trains have been able to enter Punjab owing to the indefinite rail blockade organised by farmer unions across the state. The blockade has also affected goods trains that supply coal for Punjab's thermal power plants.
With no goods train being allowed to enter the state, the coal supply in Punjab's thermal power plants now stands at a critical stage.