Punjab

PSPCL committed to provide 8 hours power supply to farmers for Paddy transplantation

Punjab Tribune Bureau | June 08, 2022 05:33 PM

CHANDIGARH: As directed by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on Wednesday assured to supply eight hours of power supply to farmers for paddy transplatation beginning June 10 to June 17 in a phased manner.

 

A meeting of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) distribution wing was held Wednesday morning regarding arrangements for the upcoming paddy season. Power Minister Sh. Harbhajan Singh, CMD Er. Baldev Singh Sran and Director Distribution Er. D P S Grewal conducted the meeting with Chief Engineers, Superintending engineers, Executive engineers of the Distribution and Grid Operation & Maintenance wings. The meeting was in consonance with the commitment of Chief Minister to ensure uninterrupted and regular power supply to farmers in paddy season and to maintain distribution of power to industries and other consumers at the same time.

 

Patting the back of the officials working hard to provide round the clock power to every section of the consumers, Sh. Harbhajan Singh Power Minister directed the officials to perform their duty with honesty with an aim to provide selfless services to the power consumers of the state as per commitment of the Chief Minister. He stressed upon the importance of safety of the field workers and directed the senior officers to ensure that proper safety equipment are provided to all line staff. He said that Distribution officers should attend the grievances intimated by the consumers on telephone and should try their best to promptly address power related issues of the consumers through Whatsapp groups where the prominent persons such as leaders of farmer unions/ Industrial Associations/ Resident welfare associations/ Sarpanch/members of village etc may be added. Power minister assured that all esteemed consumers of corporation would be provided continued, uninterrupted and quality power supply in Punjab.

 

Transplantation in the areas beyond barbed wire along international border will start from 10th June, followed by 10 districts- Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, SBS Nagar, Kapurthala, Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Taran Tarn, Rupnagar, SAS Nagar in second phase from 14th June and in the remaining 13 districts of Bathinda, Barnala, Faridkot, Shri Mukatsar Sahib, Patiala, Sangrur, Malerkotla, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Mansa, Moga, Fazilka from 17th June.

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