SYL, power tariff reforms on new Punjab government's agenda

The newly formed Punjab government has decided to formulate a well planned strategy on the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) as well as look into the existing power tariff policy.

Disclosing this, Irrigation and Power Minister, Rana Gurjit Singh, who assumed charge on Saturday, said that a number of industrial units from the state have shifted to other parts of the country during the last 10 years due to mismanaged power tariff policy.
 
The new Punjab government has also decided to formulate a well planned strategy on the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) issue after consulting with new Punjab advocate general (AG) Atul Nanda today in Chandigarh.
 
"Previous government failed to fight a strong legal battle on SYL. I have called Punjab AG to discuss this issue and frame a well-planned strategy to present Punjab's Case during the next hearing of the case in the apex court on March 28,”  Rana Gurjit Singh said.
 
He said that Congress in its manifesto has to reform power tariffs for domestic, industrial and commercial consumers. He had called a meeting with Secretary Power and Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to discuss the issue. He said that the entire Congress leadership was committed to put Punjab back on the fast track of economic growth and prosperity.