Punjab & Region

Bhagwant Mann reiterates firm commitment to ensure regular power supply for paddy transplantation starting from June 14 & 17

Chandigarh, June 13

In a bid to ensure seamless sowing of paddy across the state, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday reiterated his government’s firm commitment to provide regular and uninterrupted power supply to the farmers during paddy season from June 14 and June 17.

Pointing out further, Bhagwant Mann said that the state government has taken a conscientious decision to conserve the state’s precious natural resource in terms of groundwater by allowing paddy transplantation in a phased manner across the state from June 10 to June 17.

Resultantly, the Chief Minister said that Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) had already been directed to ensure minimum eight hours of power supply to farmers during the ongoing paddy season.

 Showing deep concern over the fast depleting ground water level, the Chief Minister urged the farmers to make judicious use of water and at the same time cautioned them to desist the unwarranted practice of reckless wastage of water in the larger public interest especially to secure the future of our generations.

He emphasized the need to make concerted efforts for saving the state’s most valued natural resource water and sought wholehearted support and cooperation from all the stakeholders to conserve it.

Meanwhile, Bhagwant Mann has already given detailed instructions to PSPCL to make sure that the power supply to other categories of consumers especially the households should not be hampered and get regular power supply during the peak summer season.