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PSPCL ready to meet power needs this season

Punjabi Politics
Aman Sood Tribune News Service Patiala, June 17 With three days to go for the official paddy sowing season to start, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has ensured 13,000 MW of power generation to meet an expected demand of 12,500 MW during the paddy season (June 20 to August). It claims to have made elaborate arrangements for ample coal supply to all thermal plants. For the first time, the PSPCL will also release a time table for supply of power to tubewells in every district so that farmers know in advance about the power supply. Last week, PSPCL CMD Baldev Singh Sran met Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and was assured that the government would release their pending subsidy bills at the earliest. “I have been assured of timely release of subsidy amount as we need t

Environment awareness needs to be transformed into a mass movement : Navjot Singh Sidhu

Punjab
The next generation is sure to be impacted by environmental issues of today and to avoid the perils of leaving behind a dilapidated ecological system, making concerted effort from now onwards is the need of the hour." These views were expressed by the Local Government, Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu here today at hotel park view on the occasion of 3rd National Dialogue on Himalayan Ecology organized by Dialogue Highway.

India’s education system needs urgent rewiring: Are we running out of time? (Comment)

India
The CBSE results are out and students would be enrolling in droves for university education. While children find it exciting to embark on the next chapter of their life-journey, it is also a worrying and stressful exercise because of the significant demand-supply mismatch and, further, that none of India's higher educational institutions feature in the top 100 QS rankings. For students with exceptional aptitude, this can be a major disappointment. For a country of India's size and aspiration, this is a major failure.

Anti-drug drive hits plateau, needs Ph II

Punjabi Politics
Kuljit Bains Drugs at one time was a predominant thread in public discourse in Punjab, peaking just before the elections. It is more than a year now since the last polls, and the next round is not due for another four years. This should be a good time to take a long look at where the anti-drug drive of the Congress government in the state stands, minus the political rhetoric, and if any course corrections are required. A series carried by this paper on the issue over the past week revealed a few dots that need joining. Much of the state’s police and health machinery was already in motion before the elections, but after the coming of the new government there was indeed a fresh impetus observed in the exercise. However, other than setting up a Special Task Force of the ...