Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention to resolve the ongoing power crisis in the state.
Chavan has said the power crisis is affecting at least five states in the country, necessitating larger consultations and involvement of the central government in resolving the issue.
“Competitive bids had been invited from private parties to generate electricity, but since the bids were finalised, there have been very serious issues regarding availability of fuel (to generate power),” he said.
“Legal challenges have emerged due to change in laws that have led to disputes arising out of the power purchase agreement that were executed. As a result of these disputes, private generators have expressed inability to continue with the operation,” Chavan said in the letter.