Punjab

Power sub station Sandhwan(Kotkapura) in Faridkot failed to supply 8 hours power to APs for the three days

Raghbir Singh Brar | September 15, 2021 07:11 PM
Punjab Tribune Bureau

The paddy crop at the flowering stage needs standing water or frequent irrigation.

 

FARIDKOT: Jeet Singh, a farmer from a village in  Kotkapura Tehsil who gets  power to his agriculture pumpset failed to get 8 hours regular power supply for the past three days despite that the sub station had a regular schedule as per powercom complaint centre.

The grid supplies power to Sikhan Wala, Sirsari, Nangal, Nathewala new and old, Jalaleana and Duareana besides others through different lines which may have been affected.

The power supply was only for less than 3 hours against the 8 as assured by the government during paddy season.

Like many other farmers of about 6 villages, he needed water to irrigate the paddy crop which is at flower stage and needs more water, standing or frequent.

The employees at the sub station said that there was a fault in the grid one day and for the next two days, they said it was a power cut.

“When I finally dialed the complaint number of powercom 1912, I was told that there was no problem and a regular 8 hours scheduled supply was there. The complaint was registered and assured to be looked into,” he said.

He said that my complaint has been resolved today and I was told that we would now get about double the supply, for 16 hours today compensating us.

But today the power supply came at 5 PM and we have yet to see how it runs.

Gurmeet Singh, another farmer from village Duareana said that he has been receiving only 3 hours or less power supply for his two tubewells from Sandhwan Grid.

“On Tuesday, it came at 4 PM and went off at 6.30. So was it during the past two days. The farmers of my village are worried about it as the canal water is closed and most of the crop of paddy is at maturing stage which needs irrigation,” said Gurmeet Singh.

But some farmers who are drawing supply from other grids, said that they are getting regular 8 hours power supply.

“I have been getting regular 8 or at least 7 hours power supply,” said Jagseer Singh, a farmer from village Niamiwala of the district.

The farmers also brought the problem to the notice of the local MLA Kultar Singh who assured them help.

When contacted by Punjab Tribune, Vijay Bansal said that there could be any power cut and he assured to look into the matter.

“I am not aware of it, there would be some power cut and I am looking into it,” said Vijay Bansal, Sr,Xen, distribution Kotkapura.

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