Punjab releases Rs 10,106 cr subsidy for ’20-21
Patiala: To help farmers, weaker sections of the society and promote industry, Punjab government has released Rs.10106 crore subsidy to Punjab state power corporation limited for financial year 2020-21, A.Venu Prasad CMD PSPCL said in a statement on Wednesday. He said PSPCL is providing subsidy to 36.27 lacs consumers of various categories in the state. Out of Rs.10621 crore, Rs.7180 crore subsidy has been earmarked for 13.87 lacs consumers of agriculture sector, Rs. 1513 crore subsidy for 21 lacs domestic consumers having sanctioned load upto 1 kilowatt, 200 units per month to SC/BPL/BC consumers and 300 units per month to freedom fighter consumers. For Industrial consumers of Punjab for SP category Power is supplied at the rate Rs 5 per KWH including fixed charges and for LS/MS category at the rate Rs 5 per KVAH as variable charges. In addition to subsidy payment, Punjab government has also taken over UDAY loan of Rs.15628 crore and paid interest on UDAY bonds of Rs.1307 crore during the year 2020-21.
Delegation National Defence College call on HP CM
Shimla: A delegation from National Defence College (NDC), comprising a team of 20 Army Officers from India, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh and Nepal to the rank of Air Marshal and Brigadier called on Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday. The delegation is on a six days study tour in Himachal as part of Understanding India and Economic Security. Thakur said besides being called Dev Bhumi, Himachal Pradesh is a Vir Bhumi as over one lakh youth are serving the armed forces and similar number are ex-servicemen. He also detailed various welfare schemes initiated by the State Government for welfare of the people and development of the state.
Rs 735 cr road projects to commence in Punjab
Chandigarh: As a result of the efforts of Punjab PWD MinisterVijay Inder Singla, work on road projects worth Rs 735 crore is starting this month. This will further improve the quality of roads in rural areas, said a spokesperson. He said under the Pardhan Mantri Gram Sarak Yojana (PMGSY) –III batch (1 project), 1045 km of roads in the state will be upgraded. The project has already been approved by the Government of India and all the formalities have been completed along with the tendering process for the project. Under this project, 98 roads will be upgraded in 12 districts including Bathinda, Barnala, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Fazilka, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Moga, Mohali, Patiala and Sangrur.