Monday, May 27, 2013

Punjab plans 25,000 new tubewell connections

Chandigarh, Faced with multiple challenges, including depleting groundwater and crop diversification in the state, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday approved an agriculture power tubewells policy, stipulating guidelines for release of electric connections for agricultural pumpsets in the state for 2013-14.

A press release issued by the government said that Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has mandated the state government to decide the number of agriculture power connections to be released each year in the state, taking into account factors like ecology, inadequate ground water potential, depleting water table or any other reason.

The new policy guidelines have been formulated in the backdrop of the state government\'s move towards crop diver

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