Farmers seek reduction in motor load extension charges

  • | Tuesday | 16th July, 2019

Ajay JoshiTribune News ServiceJalandhar, July 15Farmers in the region seem to be unhappy with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) even after latter’s decision to allow farmers to extend their motor load for running tube wells. The farmers said the amount being levied by the PSPCL for extension of motor load was high. In a recently issued circular, farmers in the state were allowed to increase their motor loads to ensure continued supply of water for irrigation. To curb the power theft, PSPCL officials had issued the circular. The unsatisfied farmers claimed that the extra cost of Rs4,750 per Brake Horse Power (BHP) was unaffordable to them.

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