Farmers submit memorandum against frequent power cuts

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Aug 2018 11:08:03


 

 

Our Correspondent 

Lalbarra

Irregular power supply has become an issue of serious concern for farmers in this season. Load-shedding by the MPSEB has become a cause of frustration for farmers as due to power cuts, irrigation of crops has become difficult. In view of trouble faced by farmers, Congress Seva Dal staged a demonstration was staged in front of MPSEB office headed District President Anurag Chaturmohta.


Irregular power supply at village Sihora and its surrounding areas has caused serious resentment among large number of farmers. Due to load-shedding by the MPSEB, irrigating the crops has become a serious concern. The demonstration by Congress Sewa Dal lasted for an hour and farmers later held talks with Junior Engineer apprised him of irregular power supply in villages and its surrounding areas.
The farmers told the JE, MPSEB that in this phase of farming, they need power to irrigate their crops. The frequent power cuts in the region has badly affected the irrigation work. Moreover the paddy sown some time back is on the verge of drying up for want of adequate irrigation.


A memorandum of demand was handed over to the JE demanding 12 hours uninterrupted power supply in the village so as to protect paddy crops. Due to frequent power cuts, the electric water pumps are not able to discharge the water to irrigate the standing crops of paddy. The farmers, with support of Congress Seva Dal, have issued warning that in case there is no change in power supply, they will be compelled to launch massive agitation for which the administration would be responsible.


At the time of submission of memorandum, those present included Hitesh Katarey, Navaneet Bisen, Javed Qureshi, Rajesh Katery, Rekhlal Tembhrey, Santosh Chaudhary, Heeralal Pancheshwar, Uddeylala Hanwat, Ratanlal Baheshwar, Delisingh Tembhrey, Bheekam SIngh Katarery, Kasturchandra Bisen, Rooplal Baheshwar, Mohan Bisen, Jayprasad Bopchey, Tulsiram Chaudhary and many farmers.