The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 20
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government will ensure 8 hour uninterrupted power supply from May 20 to 31, 2023 for Direct Sowing of Rice (DSR) across the state.
Giving information, Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO said that for direct sowing of rice, electricity supply will be given for 8 hours alternate day to each agricultural feeder. He said that the international border area group (feeders across the barbed wire) will be provided uninterrupted power supply for 8 hours from 9 am to 5 pm. He said that DSR areas has divided into groups and 8 hour supply will be given between 7 am to 5 pm. However Cotton area feeders will continue to get 8 hours power supply daily for cotton sowing.
The cabinet minister further said that the State Government is encouraging farmers to do direct sowing of paddy to save ground water. He said that the State Government is giving an honorarium of Rs. 1500 per acre to farmers for direct sowing paddy and also ensuring uninterrupted 8 hours power supply.