Chandigarh, June 8: 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 transplantation beginning June 10 to June 17 in a phased manner.
A meeting of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) distribution wing was held Wednesday morning regarding arrangements for the upcoming paddy season. Power Minister Harbhajan Singh, CMD Er Baldev Singh Sran and Director Distribution Er DPS Grewal held the meeting with Chief Engineers, Superintending engineers, Executive engineers of the distribution and grid operation and maintenance wings.
The Punjab Power Minister directed officials to perform their duty with honesty with an aim to provide selfless services to power consumers of the state as per commitment of the the Punjab Chief Minister. He stressed upon the importance of safety of field workers and directed senior officials to ensure that proper safety equipment are provided to all line staff.
He said distribution officials should attend the grievances intimated by consumers over the phone and should try their best to promptly address power-related issues of consumers through WhatsApp groups where the prominent persons such as leaders of farmer unions/ industrial associations/ RWAs/ sarpanch/members of village etc may be added.
Transplantation in the areas beyond barbed wire along international border will start from June 10, followed by 10 districts — Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, SBS Nagar, Kapurthala, Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Taran Tarn, Rupnagar and SAS Nagar; and in the second phase from June 14 and in the remaining 13 districts of Bathinda, Barnala, Faridkot, Shri Mukatsar Sahib, Patiala, Sangrur, Malerkotla, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Mansa, Moga, Fazilka from June 17.