The Haryana government has announced that demand notices will be issued by March 31, 2019, for around 44,000 tubewell connections pending since January 1, 2014, and the connections would be issued in next six months. With this, all those who had applied for tubewell connections till December 31, 2018, would benefit.
An announcement in this regard was made on Thursday by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, while addressing a press conference organised to give the details of the reforms and achievements of the state power department during the past four years.
Khattar also said that a target had been set to issue 50,000 new solar energy connections, of which tenders had already been floated for 15,000. The use of solar energy in tubewells reduced power consumption by 30%, the CM< added.
Replying to a question, Khattar said that the 468 agricultural tubewells falling under Vayama feeder of Karnal block and Saspur feeder of Yamunanagar block would be changed into solar-powered pumps at an estimated cost of about Rs 25 Read More