The Bhagwant Mann government of Punjab has directed the farmers of the state (Farmers) has been given a big gift. Kharif season (Kharif SeasonPaddy is cultivated on a large scale in Punjab. The government is starting paddy transplantation in the state in a phase-wise manner. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has assured to provide regular and uninterrupted power supply to the farmers during Kharif season. In Punjab, farmers are dependent on electricity for their water requirements during paddy transplantation. If the power supply is affected, they have to arrange water from diesel sets. In this way the cultivation of paddy (Paddy Farming) increases the cost of farmers very much.
According to the estimates of the Agriculture Department, there is a possibility that this time farmers will plant paddy in an area of about 29 lakh hectares. In this, high quality Basmati variety of paddy is expected to be planted in 6.50 lakh hectare area. In the remaining 22.80 lakh hectares, farmers will transplant other types of paddy.
There will be no problem in power supply
According to an official statement issued by the state government, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said that the Punjab government has taken a step towards conserving the precious natural resource of the state in terms of groundwater by allowing paddy transplantation in a phased manner across the state from June 10 to 17. Honest decision taken. The Chief Minister said that Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has already been directed to ensure at least eight hours power supply to the farmers during the paddy transplanting season. Expressing deep concern over the rapidly depleting groundwater level, the Chief Minister urged the farmers to use water judiciously.
The statement said that Chief Minister Mann has already given detailed instructions to the power company to ensure that the power supply to other categories of consumers, especially households, is not disrupted and to ensure that they are also provided during the summer season. Get regular power supply. Elaborate arrangements have already been made by PSPCL to meet the total expected demand of 15,000 MW. It also includes the requirement of the agricultural sector for paddy.
According to an official statement, the quota for power to be procured from outside Punjab has been increased from 7100 MW to 8500 MW to meet the power supply in the state. The remaining 6500 MW power is being arranged from its own sources within the state.
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