Power generation all set to double from 6,900 MW to nearly 14,000 MW

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Tuesday that the State would not only start getting uninterrupted 24-hour power supply in the next two and a half years but would actually start selling electricity to other States.

EVEN as the budget appears to have some benefits for the Punjab farmers, especially in terms of direct delivery of subsidies on fertilisers, easy mobility of grain from one state to another and conservation of natural resources especially groundwater resources, the increase in excise duty on petrol and diesel will result in higher cost of production for various crops, which may not go down well fo

The 88 industrial clusters identified by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will be re-verified for the amount of pollution they generate, on the basis of which they will be re-rated.

Within four months of starting its operations, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar has begun a battle against power shortage in the state. The institute has already started work in this direction and plans to work extensively to produce power through biogas and other agricultural wastes.

PSERC says it will take this step if subsidy is not paid to PSEB
Jangveer Singh
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 28

Chandigarh: Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has signed an agreement with Green Planet Energy Private Ltd to purchase 14 mw of power. The move will encourage private entrepreneurs to set up power plants using new and renewable sources of energy in the state.

A two-day national conference on

The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has initiated strict action against half a dozen dyeing industrial units in Ludhiana, which are violating pollution control norms by burning municipal solid waste (MSW) and other unauthorised fuels. PPCB Member Secretary Dr Babu Ram said that on a tip-off, the team of PPCB officers conducted surprise checks of dyeing units situated along the Tajpur Road .

Rise in pollution levels, dying natural habitats and threat of poaching have led to a decrease in the number of migratory birds at the Harike wetland. Spread over 100 square kilometres, the wetland attracts lakhs of birds from Central Asia and trans-Russian region every year.