Tarn Taran: Majithia assures eight-hour power during paddy season
Assuring the farmers of eight-hour power supply during paddy transplantation, Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Monday said in view of increased power requirement, the state government had made advanced arrangements by executing power purchase agreements with various companies.punjab Updated: May 11, 2015 18:51 IST
Assuring the farmers of eight-hour power supply during paddy transplantation, Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Monday said in view of increased power requirement, the state government had made advanced arrangements by executing power purchase agreements with various companies.
Blaming the Congress for the power shortage in Punjab, the minister claimed that power generation could not be started at Goindwal and Talwandi Sabo thermal plants due the coal scam during the UPA regime.
“The Supreme Court had cancelled the coal block allocations made during the UPA rule, while ordering fresh allocations to be made,” he added.
He pointed out that chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had met union coal and power ministers to find a solution of the coal problem for the state’s thermal pants.
Addressing a party rally after installing Akali leader Bhupinder Singh Khera as president of the Tarn Taran municipal council here on Monday, Majithia said the revenue department was all set to recruit 1,230 cyber savvy ‘patwaris’ to make the working of the revenue department totally digital.
He said the recruitment was being done through a transparent procedure worked out by Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Dismissing the Congress’ claim of deteriorating law and order situation in the state, the minister said the issue had already been discussed in the vidhan sabha, but the opposition failed in substantiating its allegations.
He said the Congress had already lost its ground in the state and was desperately trying to be in news. He advised Capt Amarinder Singh and Partap Singh Bajwa to first solve their party’s leadership problem in Punjab.
Stating that the SAD-BJP alliance is not merely a political tie-up, but an emotional bondage, the minister said, “Both parties have a long history of jointly sailing through political challenges and the alliance partners are committed to fight elections jointly to work together for the overall development of the state.”
Prior to the rally, Khera assumed charge as Tarn Taran MC president in the presence of Majithia and chief parliamentary secretary Harmeet Singh Sandhu.
He asked Khera to take all councillors along with him to ensure overall development of the town. He also inaugurated the new council building that came up at a cost of around Rs 1.5 crore.
First Published: May 11, 2015 18:47 IST