Punjab to supply interrupted power in kharif season

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By Sarkaritel June 9, 2015 10:15

Punjab to supply interrupted power in kharif season


Chandigarh, June 9  Punjab will buy electricity worth Rs.4,000 crore for interrupted supply to farmers for eight hours a day during the ensuing kharif season where more than 28 lakh hectares would be cultivated, the authorities said on Monday.

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has made multi-dimensional arrangements to meet the enhanced power demand, an official statement said.

It said the corporation has signed agreements with various power companies to purchase electricity worth Rs.4,000 crore to provide interrupted supply to farmers for eight hours starting June 10.

The corporation has also installed a centralised online consumer complaint and grievance management system with helpline number 1912 and state-of-the-art customer care centres in urban areas.

The consumer base of the power corporation has grown to around 80 lakh and it has achieved highest per capita consumption of 1,799 KWH against all India average of 884 KWH, the statement said.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel June 9, 2015 10:15