Poor rain drives up demand for energy
Chandigarh, February 20
As day temperature continues to soar, the demand for energy amongst farmers for irrigating the fields has gone up sharply.
For wheat, extra irrigation wanted
- The availability of energy by 6,600 agriculture feeders for 13.88 lakh tubewells at an all-time excessive for February
- It’s because farmers pressured to go in for extra irrigation to the wheat crop to keep away from warmth stress in plant
- PSPCL has began shopping for extra common Rs 15 crore energy day by day
Based on sources, the provision of energy by 6,600 agriculture feeders for 13.88 lakh tubewells is at an all-time excessive for February. It’s because the farmers have been pressured to go in for a further irrigation to the standing wheat crop to keep away from warmth stress within the plant on the flowering and tillering stage as there was no rain.
Since February 13, Punjab State Energy Company Restricted (PSPCL) had began shopping for extra energy price a mean of Rs 15 crore day by day, stated a senior authorities officer.
Although the Irrigation Division has thus far not been requested to extend the water provide in canals for the wheat crop, Director, Agriculture, Gurwinder Singh stated they had been discussing the difficulty with consultants in Punjab Agricultural College to know the time and quantum of extra irrigation in case day temperature climbs additional.
It isn’t simply the wheat, but in addition the cotton crop that may be adversely hit. “We have now requested the division to make sure the provision to the cotton-growing areas within the Malwa area from April 1,” stated the Director.