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Free power to Punjab farmers to continue, says Rana Gurjit

Says govt is planning to install electricity meters on tubewells at farm houses that are not using it for farming

punjab Updated: Sep 29, 2017 12:59 IST
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Power and irrigation minister Rana Gurjit Singh
Power and irrigation minister Rana Gurjit Singh (HT File)

The power and irrigation minister Rana Gurjit Singh on Thursday said that the state government will continue to provide free power supply to the farmers here.He clarified that the government is planning to install electricity meters on the tubewells, installed at farm houses by the people who are not farming using the tubewells.

The power and irrigation minister said that many affluent people are misusing the facility meant for needy farmers. The government will issue bills to the people who have installed pump sets at their farm houses and are not paying the bills, he said.

He also lashed out at the SAD chief Sukhbir Singh for calling Sunil Jakhar an outsider and said, “Sukhbir contested assembly polls from Jalalabad constituency but he lives in Bathinda. Jakhar is the only candidate capable of winning in the upcoming Gurdaspur bypolls,” said the minister.