June 20, 2009

Punjab State Electricity Board Faces Resentment From All Sections

Punjab State Electricity Board is facing a 15 day ' ultimatum ' from Bharat Kisan Union ( BKU ) to ensure uninterrupted 8 hour electricity supply to the farm sector. Farmers need power for pumping under ground water which is needed for paddy transplantation which is currently under way. BKU president Balbir Singh Rajewal has also demanded an enquiry into the OYT ( Own Your Transformer ) where he claims farmers have been over charged.

On the other side, paying consumers of Punjab State Electricity Board are very unhappy. They claim that they are paying exorbitant rates for electricity. They are being "punished " by imposing arbitrary and very long power cuts. As they are paid consumers they should get their money's worth and be given proper attention.

It seems this tug of war between paying and free consumers of Punjab State Electricity Board is going to deepen in the times to come .

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