Within four months of starting its operations, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar has begun a battle against power shortage in the state. The institute has already started work in this direction and plans to work extensively to produce power through biogas and other agricultural wastes.

Punjab was forced to undergo long power cuts for upto six hours after two units of the Ropar Thermal plant tripped today, leading to acute shortage of power. The state lost as much as 420 MW power on Friday due to the tripping of the two thermal power generation units at the Ropar power plant.