Follow Us:
Friday, May 27, 2022

6-hr uninterrupted power to agri sector

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) changed the schedule to six-hour uninterrupted supply following complaints by farmers that their paddy crop,majority of it late variety,was at ripening stage and would be ruined if power was made available to them on alternate days.

Written by Navjeevan Gopal | Patiala |
October 1, 2011 11:17:25 pm

A day after announcing eight hour supply for agriculture on alternate days,the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) changed the schedule to six-hour uninterrupted supply following complaints by farmers that their paddy crop,majority of it late variety,was at ripening stage and would be ruined if power was made available to them on alternate days.

The revised schedule would be applicable from the midnight.

Battling crisis,PSPCL,sources said could not purchase power on Friday and was mulling to reorganise the power schedule in the state,including going for power cuts,to ensure six-hour uninterrupted supply to the agriculture sector.

“We had purchased 38 lakh units on Thursday at the rate of Rs 6.50 per unit. On Friday,the rate had touched Rs 6.65 per unit. No power could be purchased. Among other things,PSPCL might have to resort to power cuts to make available six-hour uninterrupted supply to agriculture sector,” said an official of Power Purchase and Regulation department.

Best of Express Premium
What makes KuCoin P2P Trading Platform a Good Choice To Buy Crypto?Premium
Airtel Demonstrates Immersive Video Entertainment On 5G; Recreates Kapi...Premium
Is It A Good Idea To Keep One Account For All Your Financial Transactions?Premium
Touching The Sky : SIMS, Pune Alumni On A Path To Make A DifferencePremium

However,Director (Distribution) Arun Verma said power was not available and hence could not be purchased. “We are reorganising the schedule. Generation would be increased at Shahpur Kandi,” Verma said,ruling out power cuts.

The schedule for agriculture power supply was changed after a delegation of BKU (Ekta Dakounda) led by Patiala district president Darshan Pal met PSPCL officials.

“We have been promised six-hour uninterrupted supply till October 10. But,in case PSPCL does not honour its promise,we would launch an agitation,” said Pal.

Latest Comment
View All Comments
Post Comment
Read Comments

Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

For all the latest Chandigarh News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard

Featured Stories

Shah Rukh Khan reveals wife Gauri Khan's rules inside their home Mannat: ...
IPL 2022 Qualifier 2, RR vs RCB Highlights: Jos Buttler's century carries...
Shah Rukh Khan says he has TVs worth Rs 30-40 lakh in Mannat, fan reacts,...
Tanuja says film industry now more 'corporate' instead of being a family:...
Two Cannes red carpet looks, one gorgeous Deepika Padukone. No surprise t...
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X