Guarantee common energy for direct seeding: Minister

Guarantee common energy for direct seeding: Minister

Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, Might 13

Energy Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO, on Friday, reviewed coal and energy preparations required for the upcoming paddy season and directed Punjab State Energy Company Energy Restricted (PSPCL) to generate most electrical energy from all sources and guarantee its common provide for the direct sowing of paddy.

Stressing upon the necessity for offering uninterrupted energy provide throughout the paddy season, the minister requested senior officers to make vital preparations to make sure farmers acquired electrical energy for the stipulated time restrict.

The Energy Minister presided over the assembly that was attended by Principal Secretary, Energy, Tejvir Singh; PSPCL, CMD, Baldev Singh Sran; Distribution, Director, DPS Grewal; and different senior officers of PSPCL. They reviewed the preparations of coal and energy required for the upcoming paddy season. Directing PSPCL for growing the manpower to strengthen the criticism redress system and de-loading overloaded grids, traces and transformers, the minister requested PSPCL to make sure most technology of energy.

Additional, the Energy Minister directed PSPCL to make sure common energy provide to the agriculture sector for direct sowing of rice as per schedule notified by the federal government. He additionally appealed to the farmers for adopting direct sowing of paddy, asking them to cooperate in saving floor water by adopting this method and avail the advantage of subsidy of Rs 1,500 per acre being offered by the state authorities.

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