The Punjab government Wednesday decided to waive a part of the outstanding electricity bills of people from the weaker sections, a move which will benefit over 1.50 lakh consumers and cost Rs 350 crore to the state.
In the face of opposition from rivals in the state assembly over inflated power bills, the state government is likely to defer the scheduled hike in tariffs till the Lok Sabha elections. If it happens, it would not be the first time that the state government does so in an election year.
The Punjab government Monday signed an MoU with a Delhi-based company for a Rs 630-crore biofuel project which will produce renewable fuel from rice husk.
The state power sector which has been making a steady progress towards improving its finances is likely to be burdened with the costly power from solar plants and the power purchase agreements signed with the independent solar power producers (ISPPs) in the state.
The Punjab government Thursday said it has decided to remove the upper annual limit of 3,000 units for electricity consumption by scheduled caste, backward class and BPL families, enabling domestic consumers in these categories to avail 200 units per month free of cost.
The Punjab Government has urged the Centre to start a regular train service between Delhi and Amritsar to facilitate pilgrims to pay obeisance during the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.
The Punjab forest department had sent samples of invasive species like lantana, water hyacinth, and Arundonex to the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IPP) to look for a possibility to prepare bio -diesel from these plants.
POWERGRID has commissioned 765 kV Double Circuit Bhuj-Banaskantha Transmission Line on 5th January, 2019 as part of country’s first Green Energy Corridor under Green Energy Corridors-I: Inter-State Transmission Scheme Part-C.
Petroleum dealers of Punjab Monday urged Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal to bring uniformity in taxation on fuel, saying that high tax rates in the state was leading to rampant smuggling of petrol and diesel
In a major relief to city residents, the UT electricity department has not proposed any hike in power tariff for the next financial year 2019-20. The department in its power tariff petition submitted before the Joint Electricity Regulatory