No bill to Punjab farmers for meters on agri feeders: Power Minister

Power Minister speaking to farmers

Free power supply to farming sector to continue assures Kangar

The Hush Post: Power minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar announced Punjab farmers will not get any power bills for meters being installed on agriculture feeders across the state.  This was in reiteration to the state government’s commitment to provide free power to agriculture sector, it was reported.

Talking to media at the sangat darshan program held at village Dyalpura Bhaika on Monday, the minister clarified that the meters were being installed to assess the transmission and distribution losses of power so that the same can be controlled.

This is being done in compliance with the orders of Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission, which will also assess the free units of power given to agriculture sector, he said while appealing the farmers to cooperate with the Powercom employees who visit their villages.

Dismissing allegations that meters are meant to serve bills to the farmers, Kangar asserted that no farmer will face any such kind of problem. He appealed farmers to approach him directly on this issue any time.

During sangat darshan, he listened to the problems people and solved them on the spot. He added that in the times to come, he would continue holding such sangat darshan programs.

Meanwhile, in the PSPCL west zone, covering districts of Bathinda, Faridkot, Ferozepur and Sri Muktsar Sahib, the work on cent percent metering of agriculture feeders has been completed.

Under the west zone there are 19 agriculture feeders covering 4075 metered connections.  These feeders have been installed on 66 KV, 220 KV and 132 KV feeders, it was reported.



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