Following the directions of the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Mandi Board will install solar power plants in all the mandis to provide affordable electricity across the state.This has been disclosed by the Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, while chairing a meeting with the senior officials of the department at the head office here.
Dhaliwal ordered the concerned officials to start the work of installing solar power plants in all grain and vegetable markets at once in the state.The officials present on this occasion said that the under a pilot project, net metering roof top solar power plant in four mandis are being installed and such solar power plants will be installed in 23 mandis.
The Minister of Agriculture said that a project report should be prepared for all grain and vegetable markets for setting up net monitoring solar power plants so that the people can be provided with affordable electricity. He directed to install sheds on which solar panels could be installed easily.
On this occasion, considering issue of lack of cleanliness in the vegetable markets, which led to obnoxious smell, the Minister directed officials to ensure the cleanliness of the vegetable markets on daily basis.The Agriculture Minister also issued instructions to take action to strengthen the link roads and make them 18 feet wide under the Mandi Board.
Along with this, he said that the damaged link roads should be repaired immediately.Taking an important decision, Kuldeep Dhaliwal asked the officials of the Mandi Board to submit a report as soon as possible to bring the vacant land of the focal point into use.On this occasion, Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Punjab and Secretary of Mandi Board Ravi Bhagat among other senior officials were present.