PUNJAB STATE POWER CORPORATION LIMITED
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE
PRESS NOTE, Patiala June 12, 2018
PSPCL has started to implement a pilot project of Direct Benefit Transfer for Electricity to agricultural consumers in the state "
Paani Bachoo, Paise Kamao" scheme approved by Punjab Government. This was disclosed by Er.Baldev Singh Sran CMD,PSPCL in a press note here.
Er. Sran said that in the first phase 6 pilot feeders in the districts of Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur has been selected for the scheme.The main objective of this scheme is to save water and earn money.
Er.Sran said that because the ground water level has considerably gone down in Punjab, and Punjab may face many problems due to this water crisis. Er.Sran stated that this will be a voluntary disclosure scheme and it will not be forced on consumers .
While elaborating the details about the scheme, Er.Sran said that in case the consumer consumes less electricity than 4 rupees per unit saved by him will be credited in his bank account. For example if a supply limit of a farmer is fixed 1000 units per month, according to BHP capacity of his motor, and the farmer consumes 800 units than in that case Rs 800 (Rupees 4 per unit) will be directly credited into his bank account. He further stated that if the consumption of the farmer exceeds the limit of per month units, consumer will not liable to pay any charges on this account and electricity will be supplied free of cost. Er.Sran clarified that farmers who do not adopt this scheme they will be supplied electricity free of cost. He also stated that those consumers who will voluntarily adopt this scheme, meters will be installed on their motors to keep record of the subsidy, how ever no bills will be issued to them. He said that consumers of this 6 feeders will be supplied electricity only during the day timings.
Er. Sran also said that if more than 80% of consumers on these feeders adopt this scheme , then consumers falling in these areas
will get additional supply of 2 hours. Er.Sran strongly appealed to save the Punjab from water crisis by adopting the save water and earn money scheme of Punjab Government and play a vital while saving of power which will help to strengthen the economic condition of farmers. Er. Sran said that those farmers who will adopt " Paani Bachoo, Paise Kamao" scheme of Punjab government they will get top priorities under various agricultural schemes launched by the Government of Punjab.
Issued by Dy.Secy .Public Relations
Press Note no 11 dated June 12,2018